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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2012

CONTACT: Kent Love
517/432-6848, kent.love@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Public Interest Law Society Provides Free Tax Services to Underserved

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Public Interest Law Society provided free tax services to underserved community members on Feb. 25 in Lansing, Michigan.

This was the second year the organization provided much-needed services to underserved community members at the Advent House, a non-profit faith-based organization that conducts outreach efforts to the poor living throughout Lansing’s northwest region. Over the course of the day, students administered volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) to dozens of clients, providing relief to those needing it in the most during these tough economic times.

The event was part of a series of activities the Public Interest Law Society has conducted throughout the community during the past school year, including holding educational sessions on welfare reform and human trafficking. The organization also plans to conduct a volunteer project in Detroit in late March with the Black Law Students Association.

A Public Interest Law Auction is slated for April 5, 2012, at Beggars Banquet in East Lansing. Now in its second year, the event raises scholarship grants for students at MSU Law who spend their summers working in the public interest field.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, 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, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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