Pro Bono Program
Law Students Take Part in Homeworks Project
Student groups get their hands dirty during Fall Break
Law students, spouses and friends from BLSA, Law Democrats, South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business, and Women in Law spent Sat. October 11, 2008 volunteering with Homeworks- an organization that provides house repairs and renovations for low income people.
Johanna Valenzuela sent in this report: “The experience was great! Half of us got there at 7 a.m. and worked until about noon, and then the rest of us got there at noon to finish the rest of the work (and the day). We mowed, scraped, painted, replaced doors, crawled under the house to work on plumbing, weeded, cut down a forest of plants in the backyard, and mowed (among other things). The lady who owned the house is older and has not been able to work on her house. She was living with broken windows, an overgrown yard, and subpar plumbing. She was very grateful for the work. Homeworks supervisors were great. The tools, supplies, guidance, and the identification of what to work on was provided by experienced contractors who donate their time to Homeworks. It was a fun day filled with hard work, and we all felt like we helped to make a difference”
The Pro Bono Program has set up a number of service days for student organizations. Law Students interested in volunteering should contact the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Marcotis, USC School of Medicine