When students organized a service mission to aid Hurricane Katrina victims in 2006, they launched the first of many DePaul Law/UMIN’s service immersion trips. Nearly a decade later, the tradition endures under Chaplain Tom Judge's leadership. This year's immersion trips ran to New Orleans and Washington, D.C., from January 4-11.
"The nature of these trips is to try to bring us closer together," Judge told the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in a recent feature on the prorgram. "You throw 10 or 12 law students together in vans as they drive for hours and hours across the country and they stay in homeless shelters and then they go out and meet people and serve people and listen to people for a week. That really brings them closer, we hope."
Read more in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, "Immersionaries: DePaul law students lead service trips."