Civil Justice and National Advocacy: Student Projects

The following materials were produced by students in CJ&D's public policy clinic at New York Law School, Civil Justice and National Advocacy.

Letters to State Officials on Covid Liability Shields


Letters to: Florida, Ohio, Arizona, Oklahoma and Louisiana state officials.

Letters to Federal Agencies


Letters to: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Food and Drug Administration; Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Legislative Memos


Amtrak and Forced Arbitration

Feres Doctrine and Military Sexual Assault

Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement

Maritime Law

Asbestos Ban

Gun Immunity Law



Feres Doctrine

AV Vehicles

Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act)

Justice for Servicemembers Act 

Restoring Justice For Workers Act 



Generic Drug Industry Liability

Robot Cars: Liability, Forced Arbitration, Preemption, Transparency, and Cybersecurity

Sexual Harassment, Forced Arbitration, and Rights of Workers to File Class Actions



Americans with Disabilities Act, H.R. 620

Department of Education Arbitration Rule and S. 553

Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, H.R. 906, H.R. 985

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, S. 237

Medical Malpractice/Drug Industry/Nursing Home Bill, H.R. 1215


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Trespasser Liability

FAQ: Worker's Compensation Opt-Out Laws

FAQ: The Importance of New York's Scaffold Law


Victim Stories

ER Cases: States with Higher Legal Burdens

ER Negligence Cases

Nursing Home Victims: The Impact of "Caps"



Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 4361, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2014

Letter to Congress Opposing H.R. 982, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act

Letter to Congress Opposing H.R. 2655, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 

Letter to Congress Opposing S. 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act


Written Testimony/Comments

Comments to the Food and Drug Administration on Labeling Changes for Approved Drugs and Biological Products

Statement for the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Record: "The Federal Arbitration Act and Access to Justice:  Will Recent Supreme Court Decisions Undermine the Rights of Consumers, Workers, and Small Businesses?"


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