Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Homelessness Prevention Law Project

The Homelessness Prevention Law Project - created through the Public Counsel Law Center - has leveraged the talents of more than 3,500 summer law associates and lawyers to assist more than 16,000 individuals who desperately needed emergency food, shelter and transportation.

Students advocate in various Department of Social Services (DPSS) offices to help people receive benefits to which they are entitled.

Why we need your help:

On any given night in Los Angeles County there are around 51,000 homeless people. They need your advocacy in benefits hearings and in negotiating for safe places to sleep.

Why you should join:

It is the only club on campus that allows first-year students to act as legal representatives! You learn valuable skills and gain experience that will assist you in law school and beyond. Because of you, someone will have money for food to feed his or her family.

DPSS trips will be planned throughout the year and the dates will be posted. Your participation is greatly needed.

Students, faculty and staff of Southwestern may view a list of current Student Organization contacts on MySouthwestern (log-in required). All others may contact the Student Affairs Office at (213) 738-6716 or for additional information.