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Encyclopedia > Unemployment Action Center

The Unemployment Action Center, sometimes abbreviated as UAC, is a non-profit organization run by students of seven law schools in the New York City area. The purpose of UAC is to provide free legal representation to people who were denied unemployment benefits by the New York State Department of Labor. A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Unemployment benefits are sums of money given to the unemployed by the government or a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


UAC was founded in 1981 as a clinical program at New York University School of Law and now adds over 100 participants each year. Law student volunteers have represented thousands of claimants, and contribute their efforts without compensation. The New York University School of Law (or simply NYU Law) is one of eight law schools in New York City, USA. It is generally considered to be among the top five law schools in the United States, and is currently ranked fourth in the nation by . ...


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Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York. ... Since its founding in 1976 by Yeshiva University, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has gained a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program. ... Yeshiva University Yeshiva University is a private university in New York City whose first component was founded in 1886. ... Columbia Law School, located in New York City, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University and one of the leading law schools in the United States. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Fordham University School of Law, commonly known as Fordham Law, a part of Fordham University, is one of eight law schools in New York City. ... Fordham University is a prestigious co-educational private university in New York City. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hofstra University is a coeducational institution located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA) founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of William and Kate Hofstra. ... New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan a couple blocks north of the World Trade Center site. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ...

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