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Law student organization aims to assist immigrant youths in legal processes (IN)
Friday, October 27, 2017
- The Observer
Law student organization aims to assist immigrant youths in legal processes
"Immigrant youths may be better informed of their legal rights in the near future thanks to the work of a group of Notre Dame Law students.
Impowerus — which was founded in September of 2016 by Katelyn Ringrose, a second-year law student — is an organization that connects immigrant youth to pro bono legal aid and has continued to compete in various innovation competitions in the South Bend community.
Ringrose said she first experienced the magnitude of the issue of information disparity as an employee of the Washington state public school district specializing in refugee students. She said she realized how many students had the technology but lacked the guidance to utilize their phone as a resource..."