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In mid-November, DePaul law students and the Pro Bono Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) joined nearly 1,000 other regional volunteers to serve approximately 600 of Chicago’s homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Center’s Homeless Outreach Luncheon in Lincoln Park. The service day was one of PBCSI’s monthly Donate-A-Day community service projects for law students. College of Law Chaplain Tom Judge and other DePaul Loop Campus students also participated.
Cheryl Zalenski, director of the American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono, and Kelly Tautges, director of Pro Bono & Court Advocacy at the Chicago Bar Foundation, discussed federal and state efforts to increase Access to Justice initiatives with law students at DePaul University College of Law in late October.
Over one million residents in Illinois live under the poverty level and cannot pay for legal assistance, but there are only approximately 300 attorneys who provide legal aid pro bono service in Illinois. The Access to Justice movement strives to connect all interested parties in coordinated efforts to bring legal aid to those communities in need of legal representation.
Posted by Center for Public Interest Law at 02:03 PM in Alumni, Civil Rights, Community Service, Constitutional Law, Dialogue, Faculty, Human Rights Law, Immigration Law, Legal Clinics, Legal Education, Legal Scholarship, Legal Trends, Pro Bono, Public Interest Law, Students | Permalink | Comments (0)
DePaul Magazine recently showcased 14 distinguished DePaul alumni who are making the difference in the lives of others in its eighth annual edition of 14 Under 40.
Included on the list is DePaul law alumni Jennifer Cassell (JD ’08), assistant regional counsel for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She reflects upon how her DePaul experiences, including hands-on efforts to help residents of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, influenced her career. Read her story.
Professor Sarnoff was quoted, saying the ruling was favorable for doctors and patients but left some uncertainty. He explained that the Supreme Court ruling "was not entirely clear on all issues related to genetic material, so Myriad will probably assert its other patents unless and until it is told that they, too, are invalid."
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