By Aoife Delargy
This spring, law students from American University, Catholic University, Georgetown, and George Washington University sponsored the DC Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Service Project. Held for two weeks last March, students from these local law schools spent their spring breaks engaged in hands-on, legal volunteer work.
Law school pro bono programs partnered students with a variety of DC based legal services providers, including: CAIR Coalition, Christian Legal Aid of D.C., Hogar Immigrant Services, Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Mothers’ Outreach Network, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Neighborhood Legal Services Program. Students not only gained valuable exposure to public interest law and built connections with legal-services providers, but served the broader DC community.
The next Alternative Spring Break Pro Bon Service project will take place from March 3–18, 2018. If you are a legal service provider and would like to get involved, please email Aoife Delargy.
Aoife Delargy is the Pro Bono Coordinator at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.