The National Lawyers Guild is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. NLG seeks to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization that shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be more sacred than property interests.
NLG'S aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers and minority groups, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression. The NYU chapter seeks to build community on the NYU campus, create opportunities for networking between progressive and radical law students and lawyers, and champion progressive and radical causes at NYU, in New York City, and beyond. We work extensively with NLG chapters at other area law schools as well as the NYC chapter.
2021-2022 Board Members