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Working Spring Break Trip

Friday, January 10, 2020

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The Student Bar Association is hosting a Working Spring Break trip to Tijuana to work with the nonprofit, Al Otro Lado, doing asylum work. This opportunity will allow seven to eight students to travel to Tijuana during Spring Break to apply legal skills they are learning to actual client issues.

The students, along with faculty advisors, will also perform data entry, care for children, prepare food, provide accompaniment or case management for particularly delicate cases, or provide wellness services, mindfulness education, and anti-oppression training to volunteers on-the-ground in order to better serve the needs of the communities in migration that Al Otro Lado is serving. Additional learning opportunities will arise out of this trip.

Al Otro Lado is a binational organization working in Tijuana and San Diego to provide necessary legal representation and other support to those waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

All JD and law Master's program students in good standing are eligible to apply, however, preference will be given to upperclassmen. The application is now open.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Jan. 10. A panel will make decisions by Jan. 20. If chosen, students will have a short window to accept or deny the opportunity. Please review ALL time commitments and obligations on the application before accepting this opportunity. This trip is likely to be fully funded by generous donations from members of the community, alumni and attorneys. This will likely include airfare, food and hotel accommodations (double room).

Any questions can be directed to Community Outreach Chair Ashley Silva-Guzman.


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