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'Public interest lawyering' is topic of talk, April 8

Ken Zimmerman, founding executive director of the Newark-based New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in 16 Robertson Hall. He will discuss "The Law and Progressive Social Change: Rethinking Public Interest Lawyering."

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice , established in 1999, is an urban advocacy and research organization involved in challenging barriers that prevent the state's urban areas and residents from achieving their potential. Under Zimmerman's direction, the institute has focused upon four areas: economic opportunity; regional equity; fiscal accountability; and equal justice. Issues undertaken by the institute include revamping state policies and programs on prisoner re-entry and combating predatory lending practices.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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