Southern Justice Spring Break Trip

April 17, 2007Duke Law News

A total of 35 Duke Law students and an Associate Dean are doing law-related community service at non-profit legal advocacy organizations over spring break: 25 in New Orleans doing hurricane relief work, 5 in the Public Defender's Office in Honolulu, 2 at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, 3 doing legal aid and mine safety in Appalachian Kentucky, and 1 doing hurricane-relief work in Mississippi.
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