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Students Help Preserve Natural Resources

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law students already show an impressive devotion to the delivery of free legal services. In the 2017-2018 academic year alone, the students provided more than 20,000 hours free services through the law school’s current roster of ten clinical programs. The law school is now adding an eleventh legal clinic to focus on Great Lakes water quality and quantity issues as well as air quality issues in Michigan and Canada.

Detroit Mercy Law will operate the new clinic in partnership with the Great Lakes Environmental Center, a Detroit-based nonprofit that addresses environmental issues around Detroit and the Great Lakes region. The clinic will represent organizations that assist the most vulnerable Michigan citizens, particularly those who are disproportionately subjected to high levels of pollution. 

The full article can be found in the Detroit Legal News.