Thursday, October 8, 2009

Future Attorneys in Michigan Gain Exposure to Real Advocacy

U-M Law Students Pledge Time for Pro Bono Work
 (MICHIGAN RADIO) - University of Michigan Law School students are being asked to give some of their time and talents to help others. 

The law school is asking its students to pledge at least 50 hours to pro bono services.

Volunteering their time isn't a new idea but the pledge, as it's called, formalizes their efforts.

MaryAnn Sarosi is Assistant Dean of Public Service at U-M. She says the program helps put a human face on the law:

"When you are standing there with a woman who is a mother of two children, who works very hard, is a domestic violence survivor, and she's a tough person - and you are helping her get a personal protection order, you begin to understand her daily struggles," Sarosi says.

Students will also work with Human Rights Watch to monitor the upcoming war crimes trial of former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic. And they're helping the Mississippi Center for Justice in its fight to win Medicaid benefits for developmentally challenged children.

Wayne State University and Cooley Law School students also participate in pro bono work.
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