Partnership With University of Virginia Law School To Encourage Pro Bono Service
Washington, D.C. – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that it has created a summer internship program with the University of Virginia Law School with the aim of providing opportunities for law students to provide valuable legal assistance to underserved populations.
University of Virginia law student Mark T. Gannon has been selected as the inaugural intern. For eight weeks, Gannon will be working with Just Neighbors, a nonprofit dedicated to providing immigration services to low income clients. After working with Just Neighbors, Mark will spend two weeks at Foley’s Washington, D.C. office, concentrating on pro bono matters.
Gannon, a second-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law, has previous experience with pro bono issues. As a paralegal prior to attending law school, he represented tenants in situations dealing with poor housing conditions. In addition, he has coordinated service projects including housing revitalization projects and blood drives in the West Philadelphia area as philanthropy chair of his college fraternity.
Gannon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He plans to use his law degree and pro bono experience to continue to assist low-income clients with their legal needs.
Just Neighbors provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees of all faiths and nationalities. Their team of attorneys, staff and volunteers offers help to immigrants seeking to navigate the current immigration system and to gain access to benefits that will enable them to become more contributing members of society.