Public Rights Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gap between the values expressed in our laws and the lived reality of our most vulnerable communities. We empower state and local prosecutors to protect the core rights and freedoms that define us as Americans by providing them with talent and resources to more proactively enforce their residents’ legal rights.




The Fellowship

Talented attorneys across the country want a pathway into public service, and state and local law offices seek resources to better protect their residents.  We connect the dots.  We recruit and embed public interest-minded attorneys for two years in state and local public law offices where they act as force multipliers to enhance government’s capacity to enforce residents’ rights.

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Research + Strategy

In a challenging legal landscape, we identify high-priority gaps in current enforcement and match them to the priorities and capabilities of our partner agencies. We seed innovative, successful strategies to enforce residents’ civil, economic, and environmental rights. And, we secure pro bono and low-cost services to help our partner agencies get the resources they need to scale their work.


Public Rights Project is proud to have the support of the following partners: