“[The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative] is supporting Public Rights Project’s work to bring balance to the justice system, leveraging a greater breadth of legal tools to help communities where they need it most.”
Today, the nonpartisan Public Rights Project announced that it is launching its fellowship program in Oakland. The program will place a full-time legal fellow in the City Attorney’s Office to help with lawsuits to safeguard the rights of Oakland’s diverse communities, including communities of color, women, immigrants and low-income residents.
In the end, it’s the cities and states that will pick and win the important fights against the exclusionary policies represented by this administration.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's Office will be one of two inaugural participants in Public Rights Project's newly launched Fellowship program.
In this episode of the podcast We Love Schools, host Joel Gagne speaks with Jill Habig, founder and President of the Public Rights Project, a not-for-profit that helps public institutions protect the civil rights of their communities. Habig, a lawyer by training and involved in local and state government for most of the past decade, discusses civil rights in schools, as well as chronic absence and the school-to-prison pipeline.
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Magistrate Judge Nanette Raduenz has granted several motions to allow attorneys from outside the state to be heard in the case, which includes attorneys from the Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the Oakland-based Public Rights Project, organizations that recently filed motions defending Gary's ordinance.
Public Rights Project President & Founder Jill Habig is a recipient of the 2018 Open Society Foundations’ Leadership in Government Fellowship, an initiative supporting seasoned public servants chosen from the senior ranks of federal, state and local government who have advanced economic and social justice.
Facing lawsuit by Citizens United architect Jim Bopp, city engages Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the Public Rights Project to fight back