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Law For Black Lives  is a national  network of radical lawyers, law students, and legal workers of color committed to building the power of the Black Lives Matter movement. Formed out of the uprisings in Ferguson & Baltimore, we use the law to embolden, defend and protect the growing movement for Black liberation.  L4BL started in 2015, as a 2-day convening organized by Center for Constitutional Rights along with a steering committee of visionary legal thinkers. The success of the convening made it clear that the time is now to build a legal arm for the movement for Black lives. 

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Are you a lawyer, legal worker or organizer fighting to dismantle harmful systems and create new possibilities for our communities? Are you working with community groups to reimagine safety or to create bold alternatives to our current systems? Are you looking for a community to support your work?

Law For Black Lives is offering a 6-month fellowship for legal workers and lawyers to build community and accelerate the impact, scale, reach, and depth of movement lawyering in Black communities. This year’s fellowship will focus on individuals or organizations working towards divestment from exploitative forces including prisons, police, surveillance and fossil fuels and investment in long term community based strategies for safe, sustainable communities. Fellows receive funding, training and community to turn their ideas into a reality and help build the necessary infrastructure to support transformative social change.

Learn more about this year’s fellowship and how to apply below. Applications are due June 17th, 2019.