Our Mission: Because recovery goes beyond disaster relief, #UBLawResponds provides practical legal research and thoughtful pro bono service, through an ongoing collaborative effort to empower a resilient Puerto Rico.
Nuestra Misión: El camino a la restauración va más allá de responder a los efectos de un desastre natural. La misión de la clínica legal de la Universidad del Estado de Nueva York es contribuir al proceso de empoderamiento de Puerto Rico proveyendo servicios de investigación legal gratuitos con aplicaciones prácticas en colaboración con la comunidad puertorriqueña y sus aliados. #UBLawResponds
Kim Diana Connolly, Director
Luis E. Chiesa, Academic Consultant
University at Buffalo, School of Law
507 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Puerto Rico’s people are still experiencing Hurricane Maria, over a year later. Some are still living without essentials in Puerto Rico. Some have been forced to move away. This January, another group of UB Law's Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic student attorneys will work to address both local and Puerto Rico-based legal needs. And they need your help!
Puerto Rico Clinic Student Attorneys will dedicate hundreds of hours from December-February to provide service. First, they enroll in a class that starts in December, to get them ready to return to the islands to continue their work to support a resilient and thriving Puerto Rico. In the beginning of January, these Student Attorneys will not just study to prepare for the trip south, they will also use their training to provide much needed pro bono legal services to the displaced Puerto Ricans who now call Buffalo home. And after their service-learning trip to Puerto Rico, they will produce papers to provide policy guidance to help continue the work for those in need, both one the islands and locally.