South Texas College of Law Houston

Spring/Summer 2016 Pro Bono Highlights

• Thirteen South Texas College of Law Houston students gave more than 40 hours of service each in the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s Pro Bono Spring Break project.

• South Texas Law sponsored its third annual VITA tax program, serving more than 100 clients with help from more than 10 students and Associate Dean Bruce McGovern.

• The Clinics sponsored a 3-day Spring Break Expunction Project under the training and supervision of Public Interest Attorney Kimberly Ashworth.

• More than 30 students assisted the Forensic Science Commission’s DNA Mixture Subcommittee in examining Texas capital murder convictions for a written materiality assessment.

• Forty student volunteers participated in DACA [Deferred Action Childhood Arrival] Workshops, totaling more than hours 158 hours of service.

• Twenty-three student volunteers participated in Naturalization Workshops, totaling 110 hours of service

• Students gave more than 36 volunteer hours of translation / interpretation services.

• Students volunteered to spend a Saturday at the Dress for Success Will-a-Thon hosted by Vinson Elkins and Houston Volunteer Lawyers.