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Virtual Justice Project


Stand Your GroundElizabeth City State University (ECSU) is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities benefiting from a $2 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant awarded to North Carolina Central University's School of Law. The program, Virtual Justice Project is a live, interactive, videoconference series which originates at the NCCU School of Law and is broadcast to participating host sites such as ECSU. The free segments are not only informative, but they save local citizens the time and cost of commuting to attend workshops in person. The future goal is to have programs originate and broadcast from ECSU, WSSU, NCA&T, and FSU as well.

The goal is to provide low-income residents within North Carolina insight into various clinics at the NCCU School of Law. The project provides legal guidance and training to residents that could include exorbitant paperwork and procedures associated with the legal processes that could otherwise be turned away by other legal agencies. This program also provides students at the four participating universities a glimpse of the topics NCCU Law School students are being prepared to handle as future attorneys.

The Virtual Justice Project conducts legal writing seminars for undergraduates to better prepare them for law school and to increase the representation of ethnic and economic minorities in the legal profession. Other universities participating in the program are Fayetteville State University, North Carolina A&T University and Winston-Salem State University.

At ECSU, the workshops are shown in Room 124 Moore Hall. They are free and open to the public.

For registration please contact:

Joyce ShawJoyce B. Shaw