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Law school students help homeless in Lansing

Law school students help homeless in Lansing
Posted at 9:35 AM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 09:35:25-04

Western Michigan's Cooley Law School partnered with Cardboard Prophets and Volunteers of America to help Lansing's homeless population with the "Street Law Stand Down."

Law students spend the day giving legal advice to homeless, including criminal expungement, housing issues and more.

"It's important to us that we try and reach out and build a relationship with our homeless community, to try and make a difference to get them into housing," said Cardboard Prophets Founder Mike Karl. "That's the goal for all of us, to see them in a house. Nobody wants to be living out on the streets, believe me."

The event was helpful not not only for the homeless, but also for the law students, who gained real-world experience providing legal assistance to those in need.