The Brandeis Partners for Justice Fellowship places faculty from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law with Legal Aid Society of Louisville to focused assistance on specific projects.
Under the partnership, the law school provides a faculty member to the Legal Aid Society for a semester, during which the faculty member works on projects related to his or her area of interest and expertise. The program also exposes fellows to courtroom and community work on behalf of low-income persons.
The first Brandeis Partners for Justice Fellow worked with the Legal Aid Society's consumer law unit during the summer of 2007, to organize and lead workshops on bankruptcy for over 100 clients. In 2008, the Legal Aid Society hosted its second Brandeis Fellow to help draft in-house manuals and documents and conduct a series of trainings on legal writing for the Legal Aid Society's staff.
Jeffery A. Been
Legal Aid Society of Louisville