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Project: Scanning, organizing, and completing files of Katrina victims for transmission to a pro bono partner – O’Melveny & Myers. Mississippi Center for Justice has partially completed intake forms from a Free Legal Clinic on Contractor Fraud hosted last month. Link WLOX TV1

UI Law students Alissa Andrew, Autumn Renshaw, Jordan Taylor and Erick A. Thomson are contacting the prospective clients and requesting more information before the cases are sent to pro bono attorneys at O’Melveny & Meyers.


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March 11, 2008 at 3:55 am

Big Easy Banquet raises money for law student service trips

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Written by Jessica Mullins – Argonaut

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

It was good, home-style cooking. But the food was unlike what many community members, such as Larry and Carol Lass, are used to.
The two Moscow residents went to the Big Easy Banquet on Friday. They supported University of Idaho College of Law students while enjoying traditional Southern cooking.
The food was good and different, Carol said of the options that included gumbo, chicken po-boy, peach cobbler, cheese grits and sweet tea. The Moscow Food Co-Op donated king cakes to the event.
The Public Interest Law Group, a three-year-old UI law school organization, hosted the banquet to raise funds for alternative service break trips to New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Boise.
“There is still a lot that has to be done down there,” said Jordan Tayor, PILG president, a second-year law student from Lewiston.
PILG member and third-year student R.J. Linnan was the main chef for the banquet. Linnan, who used to live in Florida, spent more than 15 hours preparing the food. He used his grandmother’s recipes. Read the rest of this entry »

For the Second Year, Making a Difference Trumps Getting a Tan

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University of Idaho Press Release Jan. 24, 2008

Law Students Expand Scope of Alternative Spring Break

MOSCOW, Idaho – Last spring, 14 University of Idaho College of Law students headed for post-Katrina New Orleans to unwind. Specifically, to unwind the red tape that tends to bundle into a Gordian knot when governmental, social and legal infrastructures are swept away.

The students participated in Alternative Spring Break, helping victims of Hurricane Katrina to untangle legal issues and providing manual labor, free of charge.

It’s a decidedly different kind of spring break.

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