Monday, October 22, 2012

Pro Bono Spring Break

Pro Bono Spring Break  *   March 10 – 15, 2013

Each year, the nine Texas law schools and Texas Access to Justice sponsor six students from each law school to under-served areas of the state to provide pro bono legal services during Spring Break.

This Spring Break, travel to Livingston to provide legal assistance to people who can’t afford a lawyer. All expenses are paid & you’ll have opportunities to network with law students & lawyers.

Who gets to go?
Six students from each Texas law school will be selected to participate in the program. Students from University of Houston Law School will be sent to Livingston (with project work in Livingston, Conroe, and Nacogdoches).

What are we going to do?
Law students will be working with a local legal aid program on a pro bono project that provides meaningful experience while helping low-income clients.

What expenses will be covered?
The following expenses will be paid by the Texas Access to Justice Commission, funded by a generous grant from the Texas Bar Foundation:

  • Fuel costs for carpools of four or more; 
  • Lodging costs for double-occupancy rooms with a check-in on Sunday, March 10 and a check-out on Friday, March 15; and 
  • Meal costs from Sunday through Friday, with a maximum of $35 per day per student.

What are the logistics?
Students will carpool in groups of four to each city. Some carpools will require students to stop in another law school city along the way to pick up the remaining carpool members.

All students will share a hotel room with another student of the same gender. Each room will have two beds.

Students will need to bring their own laptop to the project site each day. However, if this is going to present a problem, please contact your law school’s coordinator.

How do I apply?
To apply, please submit an application to bashah2@Central.UH.EDU by Monday, December 3, 2012. Participants will be selected and notified by email no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.