The Urban Assembly is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating small, public, college-preparatory high schools that provide high quality education to students who would otherwise attend large, factory style, under-performing schools.
Over the past seven decade, the Urban Assembly, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and New Visions for Public Schools, has opened numerous small public high schools in addition to SLJ, including The Bronx School for Law Government and Justice, The Academy for Careers in Sports, The Bronx Academy of Letters, The New York Harbor School, The Urban Assembly School for History and Citizenship, The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, The Urban Assembly Media High School, and the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science.
For nearly two centuries, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has been widely recognized as the premier American law firm. Each of Cravath's areas is regarded as among the best in the world, and Cravath's lawyers are distinguished by their commitment to excellence in representing clients' interests in the U.S. and throughout the world. Cravath is not and never will be the largest law firm measured by number of offices or lawyers, but is the firm of choice for clients with the most challenging transactions and cases.
At BLS, gifted teachers are dedicated to honing the legal minds of the 21st century. Students are accomplished, diverse, and civic-minded. When they graduate, they join the ranks of a 16,000-strong alumni body. Alumni are noted members of the bench and bar, and are leaders in public service and private industry. The faculty consists of internationally recognized scholars, whose influence extends far beyond the borders of the campus. Innovative teaching techniques augment traditional course offerings with instruction in emerging areas of law.
Launched in June 2000, the Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation's first multi-jurisdictional community court. Operating out of a refurbished Catholic school in the heart of a low-income Brooklyn neighborhood, the Justice Center seeks to solve neighborhood problems like drugs, crime, domestic violence and landlord-tenant disputes. At Red Hook, a single judge hears neighborhood cases that under ordinary circumstances would go to three different courts—Civil, Family and Criminal. The goal is to offer a coordinated, rather than piecemeal, approach to people's problems.
The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the district courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters. The Eastern District has 14 Active Judges, 10 Senior Judges, and 16 Magistrate Judges. It comprises the counties of Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, and Suffolk and concurrently with the Southern District, the waters within the counties of Bronx and New York.
The United States Attorneys serve as the nation's principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. United States Attorneys are appointed by, and serve at the discretion of, the President of the United States. Each United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within his or her particular jurisdiction. United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party. Benton Campbell is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
The Vera Institute of Justice works closely with leaders in government and civil society to improve the services people rely on for safety and justice. Vera develops innovative, affordable programs that often grow into self-sustaining organizations, studies social problems and current responses, and provides practical advice and assistance to government officials in New York and around the world.