Thursday, March 8, 2012

Reflections from the Field (Part 13)

This past summer, UBSPI (in conjunction with the Maryland Legal Services Corporation and the University of Baltimore School of Law), funded 15 UB Law students to intern at public interest organizations to gain first-hand legal experience serving a variety of communities.  Over the next few months, their stories will be highlighted on Out in the Streets.

1Ls and 2Ls:  Are you interested in applying for a $4,000 grant to support your public interest work this summer?  Applications for 2012 grants are available here.  Remember:  Much of our funding comes from our annual public interest auction, to be held this year on March 9.

Gillian Yeadon, 2L, University of Baltimore School of Law - Howard County Domestic Violence Center 

Last summer, I had an enriching experience at the Howard County Domestic Violence Center. I helped victims through the intake process and supported attorneys in obtaining protective and peace orders for our clients. I met with clients and worked to help them get back on their feet by assisting them in finding housing, food, and employment. Lastly, I conducted research on the effects that Maryland housing laws have on domestic violence victims.

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