Wednesday, March 29, 2006

At "the pen" with Penn

This novel approach to pro bono work is really very interesting:
Penn Law students are teaching a 10-week legal studies course at the Graterford State Prison, at no charge to the inmates. And this group is only one of many from the Penn Law school involved in such pro bono work. Penn Law currently requires its students to participate in 70 hours of law-related public service in order to graduate. According to Susan Feathers, the director of Penn Law's Public Service Program, the pro bono projects are "at the core of the Penn Law experience."
I truly believe that access to the rule of law promotes understanding and respect for it. U Penn and its law students are doing a fine job of it. The rest of the story is here. Nice going everybody.


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