Wayne State Law students gain real-world experience in immigration clinic

11 February 2019

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — Students in Wayne State Law’s Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic immersed themselves in hands-on client representation. 3L student Samantha Topolewski reflects on how she spent the majority of her clinic time during the last semester representing an Iraqi national who was detained last summer.

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Wayne State Law student plays a major role in creating charity for Hurricane Harvey victims

11 February 2019

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — Wayne State 2L student Charles Hayden IV played a major role in creating a charity effort to help victims in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Working as a legal extern at TriMas in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Hayden raised more than $30,000 to help employees of Houston-based Lamons, a….

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Washington and Lee’s Black Lung Clinic wins case in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

11 February 2019

THE COLUMNS — Washington & Lee Law student Luisa Hernandez ’18 argued a case in March before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In late May, the Court ruled in favor of her client. W&L’s Black Lung Clinic represents coal miners diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, in their….

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Washington and Lee Law alumna reflects on public service and current career as a public defender

11 February 2019

THE COLUMNS — Washington & Lee undergraduate student Balen Essak ’20 interviews Maisie Osteen ’14L about her experiences with the Shepherd Program and as an assistant public defender. This interview is part of a series, “Living the Shepherd Dream,” in which current students in the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human….

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Washington and Lee Law student wins state student pro bono award

11 February 2019

THE COLUMNS — The Virginia State Bar has named Washington & Lee University law student Charu Kulkarni, a member of the Law Class of 2018, as the recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. The Virginia State Bar created the award in 2002 to honor extraordinary law student achievement and commitment to….

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UVA Law to offer new civil rights clinic for academic credit

11 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — University of Virginia Law students interested in fighting injustice will be able to gain experience — and course credit — through a new offering this spring: the Civil Rights Clinic. The clinic will be conducted in association with the Legal Aid Justice Center and build on the efforts….

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UVA Law’s Health Law Clinic help clients save $267,000

11 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — Law students recently taking part in the University of Virginia Law’s Health Law Clinic recovered or prevented the loss of a total of $267,000 for clients, ending a year filled with positive outcomes for clients. The clinic represented 66 clients overall, including at nine hearings. Through the clinic,….

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UVA Law Innonence Project Clinic helps free an innocent man from prison

11 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — The directors of the University of Virginia Law’s Innocence Project Clinic met client Messiah Johnson upon release from Sussex II State Prison in Waverly, Virginia. Johnson, who the clinic says was wrongfully convicted of a 1998 armed robbery of a Norfolk beauty salon, had been sentenced to 132….

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UVA Law students volunteered pro bono for spring break

11 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — University of Virginia Law’s Public Interest Law Association sent 46 students to 11 locations in five states and the District of Columbia this month as part of its Alternative Spring Break. University of Virginia Law students volunteered a collective 1,925 pro bono hours.

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Vanderbilt Law students help create new nonprofit in rural Appalachia

11 February 2019

VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL — Vanderbilt Law students spent Spring Break 2018 doing pro bono legal work through the Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union, a community development financial institution based in Johnson City, Tennessee, through Vanderbilt’s Transactional Pro Bono Spring Break program.

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