The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is a national legal bar association comprised of lawyers, legal-workers, community activists, jailhouse lawyers and concerned citizens who envision the law as an instrument for the protection of all people, regardless of race, class, age, sexual preference, gender identity, disability or immigration status.  Since its inception in 1937, the NLG has built an extensive network of public interest and human rights activists, and remains a powerful proponent of social justice in America’s legal system. 

Cardozo's NLG Chapter is committed to exploring the law as a means for social change. We coordinate with the New York City Chapter of the NLG, other law school chapters, and public interest oriented student groups within Cardozo to organize social and educational programs on campus and around the City.  These events encourage a progressive approach to the practice of law so as to provide greater access to justice, prevent discrimination within the legal system, and extend and safeguard the rights of individuals.