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The Institute for Justice is a 501 non-profit American libertarian public interest law firm in the United States. Its mission is to provide pro bono legal advice and representation, litigating strategically to pursue its goal of a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society. It litigates in four core areas: economic liberty, property rights, free speech, and school choice. IJ has state chapters in Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Washington as well as a clinic on entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to litigation, "the Institute [takes its cases] to the court of public opinion with editorials and op-eds in leading local and national newspapers." The Institute also conducts training programs for law students, and publishes the bimonthly newsletter, Liberty and Law and several strategic research reports per year. The Institute has also established an initiative against civil forfeiture, a nationwide effort to challenge the ability of governments to take property from owners without a criminal conviction. To launch this initiative, the Institute, in 2010, published Policing for Profit, a comprehensive report documenting forfeiture abuse at all levels of government. (via Freebase)