On Saturday, March 20, the students helped people with income tax returns, provided information about consumer protection laws, and gave legal advice on mortgage foreclosures, tax fraud, debt and unemployment. It was the inaugural trip for the bus, which will be taken around the state in upcoming semesters.
"It's not just kids sitting around. They are going around and helping the community," said Associate Clinical Professor Marcy Karin, Director of the Civil Justice Clinic's Work-Life Policy Unit, and faculty advisor for the Justice Bus.
The Justice Bus is organized by the student-run Consumer Advocacy Protection Program, and supported by donations from the Shoumaker Family, the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association and other partners.
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