Community Justice Clinic.

Community Justice Clinic

The Community Justice Clinic (CJC) represents low-income residents and communities of Buffalo on matters related to immigration, workers' rights, civil rights, and housing.

The clinic takes on both individual cases and “impact” litigation designed to bring about a change in the law. Its policy and community education projects are undertaken on behalf of community organizations and coalitions.

Contact Us

University at Buffalo
School of Law
507 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100

About the Clinic Student Engagement Current Projects In the News

Student Voices:

  • May 10, 2018 - Genevieve Rados '19, "Another Voice: It's time to eliminate the tip credit," The Buffalo News.
  • May 15, 2017 - Jennifer Blais '17, "Guest Essay: combat wage theft," Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
  • May 2, 2017 - Hassan Mirza '18, "Another Voice: state must pass the SWEAT Law to protect workers from wage theft," The Buffalo News

Local/National News:

  • May 8, 2018 - "Labor Department hears arguments in Buffalo for and against end of tip credit system," WBFO.
  • Feb. 4, 2018 - "Buffalo lowers restaurant workers' living wage at urging of William K's owner," The Buffalo News
  • Jan. 31, 2018 - "Former employees file federal lawsuit against Buffalo restaurant for lost wages,"
  • Jan. 30, 2018 - "Buffalo Restaurant Sued,"
  • Jan. 30, 1018 - "Former employees sue owners of William K’s restaurant for wage violations,"
  • Jan 30, 2018 - "Waterfront restaurant sued for failing to pay mandated living wage," Spectrum News
  • Jan. 30, 2018 - "Buffalo waterfront restaurant William K's accused of violating labor laws," Buffalo Law Journal
  • Feb. 5, 2017 - "UB wary of future as travel ban leaves international students chilled," The Buffalo News
  • Feb. 4, 2017 - "UB Justice Clinic: immigration order 'anything but ordinary'," Spectrum News
  • Jan. 8, 2017 - "How kitchen raids in Buffalo sent shock waves through immigrant rights community," National Public Radio
  • Nov. 11, 2016 - "Owner was target, but restaurant workers are swept up in immigration raids, The New York Times
  • Oct. 20, 2016 - Press conference responds to recent raid at local Mexican restaurants,
  • Oct. 20, 2016 - "Rally at Don Tequila two days after raid," Spectrum News

UB Publications:

  • Spring 2017 - "Justice for all: providing legal help to those with nowhere else to turn," UB Neighbors Newsletter
  • July 21, 2016 - Hallett to lead new law clinic tackling community justice issues