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Law for Black Lives

Law for Black Lives works with community organizations and lawyers across the country to build the local legal infrastructure and transform the field of lawyering

Presence in: Puerto Rico (United States), United Kingdom, United States
Focus: Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance

Law for Black Lives (L4BL) is a black femme-led national network of over 3,000 progressive lawyers committed to building a responsive legal infrastructure for movement organizations and cultivating a community of legal advocates trained in movement lawyering. L4BL’s membership include lawyers, legal workers, law students, organizers and academics in 48 states. While we are a multiracial network, 50 percent of our membership is Black. L4BL is led by two co-directors, with staff in New York, Florida and Tennessee.

People Associated With This Organization

Marbre Stahly-Butts

United States  
Law for Black Lives
Joined November 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Women's Rights
Marbre Stahly-Butts works closely with organizers and communities across the country to advance and actualize radical policy. She currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Movement For Black Lives Policy Table. Since graduating from Yale Law School four years Marbre has supported local and national organizations from across the country in their policy development and advocacy. She joined the Center for Popular Democracy as a Soros Justice Fellow in Fall 2013. While in law school, Marbre focused on the intersection of criminal justice and civil rights and gained legal experience with the Bronx Defenders, the Equal Justice Initiative and the Prison Policy Initiative. Before law school Marbre received her Masters in African Studies from Oxford University and worked in Zimbabwe organizing communities impacted by violence and then in South Africa teaching at Nelson Mandela’s alma mater. Marbre graduated from Columbia University, with a BA in African-American History and Human Rights.
Marbre Stahly-Butts is the network champion (main point of contact) for Law for Black Lives.

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