How We Work

CCR combines daring and innovative litigation, advocacy and strategic communications in our commitment to use the law as a positive force for social change. Our work is explicitly rooted in the civil and human rights movements of which we are a part.
At CCR, we’ve developed a distinctive set of tools and strategies that mine the fine veins of constitutional principles that are justice-enabling, use litigation strategically to move actors outside the courtroom, and leverage the interplay between U.S. and international law.
In decisions about what cases to take and in our assessment of the outcome of a case, CCR looks beyond a narrow legal lens and considers above all a case’s value to the social movements of which it is a part.
Our dedication to human rights and social justice struggles has led CCR to complement our legal work with robust advocacy and communications work, and a conscious effort to support grassroots organizations that work with directly-impacted communities.
The demand for human rights and social justice lawyering will not, alas, retreat any time soon, and so CCR is dedicated to helping ensure that there is an ample supply of well-trained movement lawyers in future generations.

Last modified 

May 20, 2015