Law for Black Lives

New York, NY United States


Law For Black Lives (L4BL) is a national network of radical lawyers, law students, and legal workers of color committed to building the power of the Black Lives Matter movement. Formed out of the uprisings in Ferguson & Baltimore, we use the law to embolden, defend and protect the growing movement for Black liberation. L4BL started in 2015, as a 2-day convening organized by Center for Constitutional Rights along with a steering committee of visionary legal thinkers. The success of the convening made it clear that the time is now to build a legal arm for the movement for Black lives.

What grantmakers are saying

NYC Community Funding Committee Co-chair at North Star Fund
New York, New York

Law For Black Lives is a Black femme-led national network of nearly 5,000 radical lawyers and legal workers committed to building a responsive legal infrastructure for movement organizations and cultivating a community of legal advocates trained in movement lawyering.

November 2018