Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial is an intensive litigation effort to challenge racially discriminatory policing practices and combat police violence against people of color. The campaign enlists for-profit law firms and law school legal clinics in bringing cases challenging racially-motivated stops and seizures under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and any other applicable laws. By focusing intensive efforts on a single state, the initiative aims to establish a litigation blueprint for altering police conduct across the country.

Justice Lab is seeking potential plaintiffs to come forward to challenge these unconstitutional practices. People who have had negative race-based interactions with the police on or after May 1, 2020 can contact the ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab by filling out an intake form, or contacting justicelab@laaclu.org or (504) 522-0628.

Law firms, law schools, community organizations, groups, and activists that are potentially interested in participating in Justice Lab are encouraged to email Nora Ahmed at nahmed@laaclu.org with the subject line: “Justice Lab Inquiry.”

JUSTICE LAB VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

AMPLIFYING COMMUNITY NARRATIVES FACT SHEET

COMMUNITY PARTNER FACT SHEET

INTAKE VOLUNTEER FACT SHEET

LAW FIRM AND LAW CLINIC PARTNER FACT SHEET

PARTICIPATING LAW FIRMS: 

  • Akerman LLP
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP  
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • BakerHostetler  
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLC
  • Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  • Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • Cooley LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Durie Tangri LLP
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
  • Gilbert LLP
  • Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Kuchler Polk Weiner LLC
  • Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
  • Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Susman Godfrey LLP
  • The Law Office of Anthony Cecutti
  • The Law Office of Jennifer R. Louis-Jeune
  • Venable LLP
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

PARTICIPATING LEGAL CLINICS

  • Boston University School of Law’s Clinical and Experiential Programs
  • Cardozo Law's Civil Rights Clinic
  • Denver Law’s Civil Rights Clinic 

  • Fordham Law School’s Federal Litigation Clinic
  • Georgetown Law’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic
  • Howard University School of Law’s Criminal Justice Clinic
  • NYU School of Law's Civil Rights Clinic
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Civil Clinic
  • Penn Law's Appellate Advocacy Clinic
  • Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
  • Seton Hall School of Law's Center for Social Justice
  • Southern University Law Center’s Externship Program
  • Tulane Law School's Civil Rights & Federal Practice Clinic
  • UC Irvine School of Law’s Civil Rights Litigation Clinic
  • UNC School of Law’s Critical Race Lawyering Civil Rights Clinic

  • University of Georgia School of Law’s Appellate Clinic
  • University of Texas Law School's Supreme Court Clinic
  • William & Mary Law School’s Appellate & Supreme Court Clinic