LADR is now preparing for the Winter Break 2013-14 Trip to New Orleans, LA! The application is now available at our TWEN page on Westlaw. Submit your application by midnight on Monday, October 14.

In order to access the application: 1) go to your Westlaw homepage; 2) Click the ‘TWEN’ menu at the top of the page; 3) Add “Legal Assistance for Disaster Relief” to your TWEN course list; 4) Enter the course website and find the application by clicking “Assignment Drop Box”, where you will find the application in Microsoft Word format; 5) By October 14, submit your completed application and resume in the assignment drop box. Done!

Legal Assistance for Disaster Relief (LADR) matches UW law students with volunteer opportunities at non-profit legal aid firms in areas throughout the country that have been impacted by natural disasters. Over the past eight years, we have developed ties with legal aid organizations in the Gulf Coast, including Biloxi, Miss., and New Orleans, La.

Our law student volunteers give a week of their time to assist dedicated public interest attorneys with post-disaster increases in their caseloads—helping them to effectively meet the needs of individuals who are rebuilding their lives and communities in the wake of devastating storms, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes.

2013-14 Winter Trip Information:
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: January 3-11, 2014
Cost: $100 to cover transportation and lodging; trip participants responsible for meals and entertainment costs (scholarships will be available on an individual basis)
Application: The application form will be available October 1, 2013.
Deadline: October 14, 2013

Volunteering with LADR exposes law students to skills development and experience, including:

  • Spend a week advancing social justice
  • Strengthen your resume with real-world experience in public interest law
  • Observe and engage in client interviewing and counseling
  • Prepare court filings
  • Draft memos