With the help of the WLA’s Event Sponsor, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, as well as the HLS Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, the WLA organized a Pro Bono Trip for public interest-minded law students to take place in September. 14 second and third-year students will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana for a week of full-time, pro bono work. Their activities are aimed at the populations most affected by the recent oil spill crisis: Students will work on applications for government benefits, homelessness advocacy, domestic violence response, and mortgage revisions as well as intake work for oil spill claims.
Students will volunteer at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, a non-profit legal aid program for low-income individuals. More information on the civil public service efforts of the program can be found at www.slls.org.
Keep your eyes open for updates on the progress of the Pro Bono Trip!