Blog Posts: Winter Break Trip 2015

My Experience On This Year's Winter Break Trip

Law school is an insulated environment. We read cases mostly brought by powerful parties with deep pockets to fund a case all the way up to the Supreme Court. Whether in the context of trusts and estates or business associations, the party with money often has the ability to take on the cases to change contemporary law, which are the cases we learn about. The party without any money, without any power, will negotiate and settle, or give up and move on. We rarely read about those people.

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No Comments | Posted by Joseph Ho Kim (Joe) on Mon. December 22, 2014 8:34 PM
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Reflections From This Year's Winter Break Trip

I served my first clients this week thanks to the UNC Law Pro Bono program, and I’m still reeling from such an amazing and rewarding experience. I’ll never forget the woman across the table yesterday - not more than a few years older than me and anxious to finalize her divorce - reciting back each of the steps between her and her maiden name.

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No Comments | Posted by Jamey M. Lowdermilk on Wed. December 17, 2014 2:22 PM
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Making a Difference in Cherokee

It’s not often in law school that you can look back on a day and say that you made a meaningful difference in the lives of dozens of people. But today, every student on the UNC Pro Bono trip helped make a difference in someone’s life, and every one of us saw that there is a lot more to being a lawyer than reading books. There are real people, with real problems, who deserve all the help we can give them.

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No Comments | Posted by John A. Sorenson (Adam) on Tue. December 16, 2014 10:48 AM
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