The Public Service Center Law Center exposes students to a wide range of public service opportunities that not only enhance their legal education experience, but also promote a commitment to helping underserved people and communities.
MC Law School emphasizes the importance of public interest lawyering on a continuum, beginning with a student’s matriculation and continuing through graduation and beyond. This emphasis on the delivery of pro bono services takes root in the law school’s mission statement, which includes our belief that “human beings are God’s creations, equally entitled to dignity and respect. In every setting, we seek to training lawyers of high intellectual and practical ability, who are committed to ethical practice; to assisting the disadvantaged; and to free and open discussion of issues of law, policy, and values.
MC Law has a vibrant public service community and there are many ways to become involved, including student organizations, clinics, externships, Law Centers, and courses. The Public Service Law Center can help you learn about ways attorneys make a positive difference in the legal community and in the greater community at large.
Activities of the Public Service Law Center include:
- Promoting and celebrating public interest lawyering
- A Public Interest Law Speakers Series showcasing renowned attorneys and scholars with public interest expertise
- A Public Interest Career Advising Series
- Coordinating the MC Law externship program, which matches law school students with government entities and non-profit organizations
- Coordinating the MC Law Public Interest Law Clinics: HIV and the Law and Mission First Legal Aid Clinic
- Overseeing the MC Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), which provides financial assistance to MC Law graduates who pursue fulltime careers in public interest law
- Coordinating law student public service opportunities, including regular Habitat for Humanity builds
- Coordinating activities and events with the student-run Public Interest Law Group