homeless on the street
Take a look at how law can meet the needs of disadvantaged community members through the Public Interest Practicum. Students in this program work with local service institutions to provide information to poor clients on a variety of legal issues including housing, debt, access to benefits, and domestic relations.

Public Interest Practicum

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The Public Interest Practicum (PIP) is a three-credit seminar on public interest law and policy that also provides students with the opportunity to provide legal advice to poor clients in Athens. Students work on a variety of service projects, and visit with clients at diverse locations, including soup kitchens, shelters, jails, schools, senior centers and the like. As law practice experience, PIP offers experience in interviewing clients, investigating their situations, performing pragmatic legal researching, assessing solutions to hard problems related to the lack of money, and delivering solid, useful advice. Students do this in the context of a seminar that explore major issues of public interest law and lawyering, providing a rich combination of practical, theoretical and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the public dimensions of the lawyer’s role.