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NYU Law Alt Spring Break on workers’ rights issues in Sandy-affected areas

Spring Break is almost here! Are you looking for a way to promote rights and make a difference over Spring Break without leaving NYC? Volunteer with NYU Law’s Global Justice Clinic! The Global Justice Clinic is seeking volunteers, preferably Spanish speakers, to assist in a study on rights violations of construction workers in Sandy-affected areas of NYC. The project examines the experiences of construction workers on issues of job security, safety, fair pay, discrimination and access to adequate housing and healthcare, in order to collect valuable data to support the advocacy work of local community organizations in the fields of labor and immigrant rights.

Over Spring Break, volunteers will receive 2 days of training (March 17–18) in conducting interviews with participants. Then they will travel in pairs to Sandy-affected areas in NYC to survey construction workers on-site for 2–3 days (between March 19–23). Each interview will take approximately 30 minutes and survey teams will record answers on PDAs. The data will be analyzed by us and our collaborators and we will share our findings with you so you can see what your volunteer efforts helped produce.

For more information or to express your interest, please contact: Anji Manivannan ( or Julia Freidgeim (

Julia Freidgeim

LLM Candidate, 2013
New York University School of Law