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September 15, 2009

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
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MSU Law Rental Housing Clinicians Provide Legal Assistance to Area Homeless

Several students volunteer at Project Homeless Connect Fair

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law Rental Housing Clinic students recently served at the Greater Lansing Homeless Coalition's annual Project Homeless Connect fair. The student clinicians provided legal assistance for homeless and at-risk persons.

"I am extremely proud of our student clinicians that they can not only provide legal assistance to these individuals in need, but that they recognize the importance of serving their community," Elan Stavros Nichols, staff attorney and professor of MSU College of Law Rental Housing Clinic, says. "Their inclination to serve will undoubtedly help them succeed in the legal profession while also helping those in need."

The volunteers from the Rental Housing Clinic provided educational brochures and general rental housing information, as well as referral of these individuals to MSU Law's Clinics for legal assistance.

The fair served several hundred homeless and at-risk individuals and featured different types of services they are in need of, such as employment, benefits, health care, and legal assistance.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After a hundred years as a private and independent Law College, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars. Law College curriculum is rigorous and challenging and the facility is equipped with the latest resources-all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st century lawyers.

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