Black law student groups from 17 law campuses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing their schools to do more to end racial injustice and police brutality and to better support their minority students.

In open letters to classmates and deans, they argue that statements in support of the protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd, hastily arranged town hall meetings and panels centered on racism, and shared reading lists about the experience of black people in America and in the justice system fall woefully short at this critical moment.

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