NYU Law School – Brennan Center


The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group — the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

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Brennan Center for Justice
Publications Page

Media Center
Media Center

Court Cases
Court Cases

Suggested Publications
Criminal Justice in President Trump’s First 100 Days
The Islamophobic Administration
Crime Trends: 1990-2016
Democracy & Justice: Collected Writings, Vol. X
Countering Violent Extremism
How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?
Judicial Recusal Reform
The New Era of Secret Law
Crime in 2016: A Preliminary Analysis
Rethinking Judicial Selection in State Courts
Judicial Selection for the 21st Century
Building a Diverse Bench
How Judicial Elections Impact Criminal Cases
The Reverse Mass Incarceration Act
Legal Change: Lessons from America’s Social Movements
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Jails
What Caused the Crime Decline
What Went Wrong with the FISA Court
Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century
National Security and Local Police
Domestic Intelligence: Our Rights and Our Safety
Community Oriented Defense: Stronger Public Defenders

NYU Law School Journals
Annual Survey of American Law
Environmental Law Journal
Journal of International Law and Politics
Journal of Law and Business
Journal of Law and Liberty
Journal of Legislation and Public Policy