New Grants Support Social Justice and Visiting Russian Law Student Program

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The School of Law at Case Western Reserve University recently received grant support benefiting programs within the Social Justice Law Center and the Cox International Law Center.

In January, the School of Law received two $50,000 grants from the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) through its Racial Justice Initiative. Under the direction of Ayesha Bell Hardaway, associate professor of law and director of the law’s school’s Social Justice Law Center, the grants will support the Criminal Sentencing Project, which seeks positive change in racial equity in the actions of judges; and racial justice fellowships, which will provide opportunities for law students to work with nonprofit organizations serving marginalized populations and promoting racial justice.

In December 2021, the law school received a $158,000 grant from the U.S.-Russia Foundation to run the Visiting Russian Law Student Program, which places Russian students annually within six U.S. law schools. The students receive tuition waivers/full tuition scholarships for their LLM programs. The grant may be renewed.