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Civil Rights and Restorative Justice-Kentucky (CRRJ-KY)


The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice—Kentucky (CRRJ-KY) is a pilot program at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. An expansion of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law, this Kentucky-focused project is devoted to interdisciplinary teaching, research, and policy analysis of cases of racial violence in the Jim Crow-era Commonwealth. 

The legal clinicians at CRRJ-KY work at the crossroads of history and criminal justice to provide much-needed factfinding and redress for cold cases of historical civil rights violations in Kentucky. CRRJ-KY works with families and communities to seek appropriate options for redress for the injustices committed against our clients. Ultimately, this project aims to uncover an accurate history of racial terror and—through legal practices of restorative justice—reconcile the ongoing damage of the harms from the past against our clients that remain unresolved in the present.

UK Fall Legal Clinic '23Prof Burnham presentation at UK Law School

Students and faculty with Prof Burnham 9-23