The Law School currently has two formal pro bono projects:
Small Business Pro Bono Project
In a unique multidisciplinary partnership with Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and the St. Joseph County Bar Association, 22 students are now trained and working on the Small Business Pro Bono project. The project works in conjunction with Mendoza’s Micro-venturing Program, where groups of business students partner with local small businesses to assist in all aspects of running an enterprise. In the past the business students weren’t able to offer legal advice, but now the law students—teamed with a dozen local attorneys—are providing legal services to the six micro-ventures involved in the program.
Law students trained to become volunteer tax preparers under this program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. Over two days, students volunteered their time to prepare tax returns for low-income residents of the South Bend area under the supervision of IRS attorneys. The main goal of the project was to help low-income taxpayers take advantage of the Earned Income Credit on their tax returns. The faculty supervisor of this project is Professor Fox.
The formal reception to showcasing the Notre Dame Law in Chicago program’s new headquarters is not scheduled until November 14, but the doors are already open at 224 South Michigan Avenue in the Loop.View All News
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