The Legal Beat
Columbia Law Students Create Legal Corps For Puerto Rico
Posted on Wednesday October 11, 2017
We’re going to do the most we can from abroad right now. But with the holidays break coming up, I think a lot of us are considering using our time there to further the legal aid efforts. We don’t foresee the legal issues being resolved by March, either way.
— Jorge García, one of the founders of the Columbia Law School Legal Corps for Puerto Rico, a 700-law student strong volunteer organization that will provide free legal assistance to those in need on the island, commenting on some of the next steps members plan to take to further assist those in Puerto Rico who were adversely impacted by Hurricane Maria.
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