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LSC Defender

How law students can defend Legal Services Corporation

July 26, 2017

As you may know, there is a huge “justice gap” in the United States. 86% of civil legal needs go unmet. Think about that: the vast majority of Americans do not have their rights protected in the civil justice system. And it might get worse: Donald Trump has

The Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Lawyers like Sally Yates will emerge as true social engineers

April 12, 2017

In January, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order which would send American and the world into what has been described as an international crisis. Just seven days into the administration and eleven words later, Trump signed an order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the

Legal Aid Defender

What causes us madness in March? Threats to legal aid!

March 30, 2017

We are under attack, law students. As you may have heard, President Donald Trump recently released a budget proposal that completely eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corporation. As the largest single funder of civil legal aid in the country, eliminating funding for LSC would have a devastating impact on communities


Lawyers were the heroes? I’ve never heard that joke!

March 29, 2017

We’ve all heard the lawyers jokes – heck, my Dad saw my entry into law school as his chance to try out every one in the book! But, lawyers' actions in the opening days of the Trump administration have been no laughing matter. Lawyers "descended” when President Trump’s executive order caused immigrants,

Donald Trump and Mike Pence

What the election results mean for student loan borrowers

November 15, 2016

It’s the political upset of the century, and this election is going to be studied by analysts and political scientists for years. But the reality is clear: Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States, and both houses of Congress will remain firmly in Republican control