MARTIN LUTHER KING SEMESTER OF SERVICE
To commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., PIRC and the Law and Inequality Project invites you to share in the legacy of Dr. King by offering you an opportunity to live his message of service.
In pursuit of the ideals of equality and social justice, the law school community is invited to join forces in a comprehensive semester of service. This invitation offers all members of the law school community an opportunity to perform both hands-on labor and pro bono legal services for those in need.
You are asked to perform at least 12 hours of combined service before the end of the semester. Successful participants will be designated MLK Service Fellows and recognized at the Student Awards Ceremony.
MLK Semester of Service Options
To become an MLK Service Fellow, perform at least 5-8 hours of scholarship or education/outreach and 5-8 hours of charitable labor for a combined total of at least 12 hours in 12 weeks (2/2/09 – 4/24/09).
Law Related Service (5-8 hours)
Medical-Legal Project: Through partnership with Crozer-Chester, conduct “legal needs” surveys of medical patients at Chester health clinics, as part of the “needs assessment” stage for a new medical-legal partnership. Training and project in March.
High School Teaching Project: Through partnership with the Delaware Law Related Education Center, teach a lesson on desegregation to area high school students. Training and project in March or April.
Charitable Labor (5-8 hours)
Tutoring: Tutor students at the Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington. Project dates TBA.
Club House Fix-Up: Assist with painting and minor repairs of the club house at the Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington. Project dates TBA.
Assisted Living: Participate in scheduled activities with residents of the Sunrise Assisted Living Community in Wilmington. Project dates in February and March.
*Other work may satisfy the compact if approved by PIRC.
*All volunteer hours must be certified by a site supervisor.
*Hours dedicated to Law-Related Service may also count towards pro bono distinction at graduation.Please stop by the PIRC office to pick up a form: L206 or L207 Deadline is Monday, February 16, 2008 Information Session: Thursday, February 12, 2008 at 1pm in L122.