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Northern Illinois University
College of Law
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Racial and Social Justice: Law and Poverty

This Guide presents resources available to NIU College of Law students, faculty, administration and staff to help foster a legal profession dedicated to upholding racial justice.

Important Works

Public Interest Law Resources

Public Interest Law Organizations

Shriver Center on Poverty Law

The Shriver Center seeks policies and laws that create and perpetuate poverty and racial inequity are written into the fabric of our nation. They’re complex, rooted in institutions, structures, and systems in every state. For that reason, people experience poverty differently based on their race and other identities, but all are denied dignity and freedom by institutional barriers designed to harm certain groups while advantaging others. 

Other Organizations

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