Law Student Drug Policy Forum


The Law Student Drug Policy Forum (LSDPF), formed in 2001, is committed to education and research regarding current and alternative drug policies. LSDPF does not espouse a particular agenda. Its members approach drug policy with a variety of perspectives and interests, including advocacy of legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, improvement of access to drug treatment, syringe exchange and other public health-oriented harm reduction initiatives, campaigns to educate the public about race-based disparities in arrest and incarceration rates for drug-related offenses, full legalization of all illicit drugs, and support for additional funding for current drug policy.

The activities of LSDPF this year have focused on education within the New York University School of Law community, creation of internship and volunteer opportunities for students, and collaboration with local drug policy organizations and student organizations in local political activities.