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No Fun in the Sun on These Spring Breaks

Students fan out across the US to provide legal work for underserved populations.


New Orleans, Phoenix, Chicago—to some students those cities might sound like fun spring break destinations, but for a number of BC Law 1Ls, they were places to learn complex truths about practicing law. For decades, during a week in spring semester, the Law School Pro Bono Program has been sending aspiring lawyers across America to gain experience in international human rights, immigration, Native American law, and more. For many it’s an eye-opening lesson in the work done by non-profit organizations and government agencies in the interest of social justice. And it makes a lasting impression.

Read more in Boston College Update about what this year’s group of 60 students did on their BC Law Spring Break Service Trips.

Pictured: Students who served at Navajo Nation in Arizona.