Other Service Trips
In addition to Pro Bono in January, the Mithoff Program also coordinates other pro bono service trips on an occasional basis, based on student interest and community demand. Examples of these trips include:
In January 2017, Texas Law students traveled to Karnes City and San Antonio for a week to help detained mothers and children navigate the U.S. asylum process. The Mithoff Program and Texas Law Immigration Clinic will partner again in 2018 to send a new team of 4-6 students on the Immigrant Family Detention Winter Break Service Trip.
Gulf Trip 2015
In January 2015, Texas Law students traveled to Texas’s Gulf Coast region to help disaster victims protect their newly-reconstructed housing by drafting wills and applying for homestead property tax exemptions. The trip was organized by the Texas Title Project and the Mithoff Program.
Pro Bono Spring Break
Every year the Mithoff Program encourages Texas Law students to apply to participate in the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s Pro Bono Spring Break. During Pro Bono Spring Break, law students from every Texas law school travel across the state volunteering their time to help low-income Texans resolve their civil legal problems.