Winter Cohort of Student Volunteers Make An Impact

Group of 10 smiling law students, five crouched, five standing, wearing casual clothing pose in front of an orange and blue sign that reads "Welcome to The United States of America". This sign is located on Texas Southmost College campus, and faces the International Bridge with Mexico.

ProBAR would like to send a warm thank you to the amazing group of student volunteers that called our offices home earlier this month.

Over the course of their week-long visit, the volunteers – half of which came from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and the other half from the University of Minnesota Law School – met with and worked alongside ProBAR staff, assisting people seeking asylum with preparations for their credible fear interviews as well as participating in a clinic helping people prepare their application for a work permit.

Lindsay Schenk, Pro Bono Counsel at ProBAR and leader of Pro Bono volunteer programs, said “it was an absolute pleasure working with them. They were very professional.” A consensus among students in the cohort was that of ProBAR staff making them feel welcome throughout the week. University of Minnesota law student Evan Bracewell recommends the volunteer program to future students, saying “it’s been a great learning experience…letting me know whether immigration law is something that lies ahead for me in my future or just as a Pro Bono part of my life.”

To learn more about the many ways you can volunteer with ProBAR, visit our Volunteer Roles page.

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