International Service Trips to South Africa

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs is organizing two unique service trips to South Africa in January with the help of Global Imprints. Students will gain a broader vision of the socio-economic, political and legal realities of South Africa, while discovering meaningful opportunities to use legal skills to make a difference. Students will be doing legal work with local organizations in South Africa such as PlayPumps international, Ithemba, Rural Women’s Movement, and Legal Resources Centre. Students will connect with local leaders, business people, and governmental officials.   Partial to full funding provided. 

Two service trips in Winter 2009:

  • Enforcing Socio-Economic Rights (January 5-26):  For 2 Ls, 3Ls and LLMs only
    Collaborate with local organizations to ensure the enforcement of constitutional guarantees such as access to water, access to education and access to land. 2 independent clinical credits, pass/fail grade.
  • Promoting Green Jobs (January 14-24): For 1Ls only
    Be a part of a multi-discipline approach to explore how the promotion of green jobs is more than just a business or an environmental matter. For pro bono credit only.

Selection Process

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs at HLS is seeking to create a diverse and interdisciplinary group of participants for the South Africa service trips. In reviewing the applications, we will seek a final composition of students representing a range of perspectives from private sector, public interest, LLM students, and joint-degree candidates with an interest in environmental law, business and finance, engineering and international development.  


  • Download the information sheet and application
  • Applications are due Thursday, October 30
  • For 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, interviews will be conducted week of November 3rd with notification week of November 10th, if not sooner. For 1Ls, interviews will be conducted week of November 10 with notification the week of November 17.

Information Session

Thursday, October 16, 2008
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Morgan Courtroom (Austin 3rd Floor)
Lunch provided
Download the PDF presentation


For information about work types and organizations, please contact:
Beverly Watson
President & CEO
Global Imprints LLC
Tel: 202-290-4222
Fax: 202-280-1159

For information about the application, clinical credit, or trip logistics, please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

Last modified: May 12, 2015

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