Recent and Other Pro Bono Initiatives
*This list contains those efforts that may or may not re-occur annually
Election Law Society Analysis Blog and Watch Party
On November 2014 Election Day, law student members of the Election Law Society and Professor Joshua Douglas fielded questions from the general public and media and provided live commentary on election law issues on their analysis blog. Several students wrote articles for the blog, including third-year student Aubrey Vaughan, whose blog entitled Will Rand Paul Have to Choose Between Running for the Senate and the Presidency? was linked in a Washington Examiner article.
College of Law Professor – Successful Pro Bono Representation
College of Law Professor Melissa Henke won an appeal before the Kentucky Supreme Court for her pro bono representation of an inmate who was wrongfully found guilty in a prison disciplinary hearing related to physical action against another inmate that resulted in 180 days of solitary confinement, loss of good time served and restitution. For more information, see: College of Law Professor Successful in Pro Bono Representation
Interstate Horse Racing Act Presentation
One law student was selected to assist a local attorney, from Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, who is nationally recognized on the Interstate Horse Racing Act (the “Act”), in preparing a booklet about the Act to be distributed to all of the thoroughbred racing tracks around the country and to educate judges across in the nation in handling these cases.
Maxwell Street Legal Clinic Citizenship Workshop
College of Law served as host site where law students and local attorneys helped eligible Lawful Permanent Residents with the application process for becoming naturalized U.S. citizens.
Maxwell Street Legal Clinic Deferred Action Clinic for Immigrants
Law students and local attorneys assisted individuals who qualify for “Deferred Action” under the DREAM Act, which provides administrative relief from deportation for undocumented individuals. The Act permits those individuals to apply for a work permit.