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The week will also include a Fun Run to raise money for Hofstra Law Brigades. This student organization promotes international human rights and civic service, as well as general pro bono work, through assisting lawyers at legal clinics in rural foreign communities.
"Hofstra Law has a long history of public service in the local community," said Jennifer Gundlach, senior associate dean for experiential education and clinical professor of law. "Pro Bono Week is a great way to introduce students to our growing list of ways they can gain meaningful legal experience and increase access to justice."
The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service started the National Pro Bono Celebration four years ago due to the increasing need for pro bono services during these harsh economic times and the unprecedented response of attorneys to meet this demand.
Hofstra Law alumni interested in sharing their pro bono work experience or volunteering to supervise students to work on any pro bono matters should contact Franca Sachs, executive director of pro bono, externship and fellowship programs, at email@example.com or 516-463-0386.
Visit Hofstra Law's pro bono website for more information on all pro bono opportunities.
Monday, October 21 | noon -1 p.m. |Room 205
Criminal Law Externship Opportunities:
An Information Session With Professor Fred Klein
Monday, October 21 | noon -1 p.m. |Room 242
Energy and Environmental Law Society Guest Speaker:
Janice Dean, Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau,
New York State Office of the Attorney General
Monday, October 21 | 3 -6 p.m.
Hofstra Law Clinic Open House
Wednesday, October 23 | noon-2 p.m. | Room 206
Global Legal Practice Externship Program Information Session
Wednesday, October 23 | 4 p.m.
Hofstra Law Brigades Fun Run
Registration will be in the Law School Atrium from October 14-22.
Wednesday, October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Room 238
Veterans Legal Assistance Project Training Session
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