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Pro Bono Program

Law Democrats and Law Republicans Work Together for the Public Good

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On October 17, 2008 two USC School of Law student organizations, the Law Democrats and the Law Republicans, worked together to assist Harvest Hope Food Bank. During a presidential election year the student groups actively support their candidates through a variety of activities but on this one afternoon they put aside their political differences to help those in need.

Harvest Hope Food Bank has put out the call that they need help and hunger can’t wait. According to a recent USDA report SC was ranked 2nd in the nation in prevalence of hunger issues. Every year Harvest Hope Food Bank faces an increase in demand for food and a decrease in donations. Twice a year the Law School conducts an amazing food drive that helps to put a small, temporary dent in the food needed. This year the Pro Bono Program has assembled a number of Friday service days in order to give law students a direct, hands-on experience with the issue of hunger and poverty in SC.

The Law Democrats and Law Republicans worked hand in hand to help prepare food for delivery to those in need of food. “Regardless of our political ideology differences, we have a common goal, helping create a better society. Instead of animosity during this election season, we are embracing the spirit of democracy and working together for the greater good of man,” said Law Democrat President, John O. Williams and Darla Pierce, President of the Law Republicans.