UST chapter of Minnesota Justice Foundation to host Irish ceili to benefit summer clerkships
The University of St. Thomas chapter of the Minnesota Justice Foundation will host an Irish ceili (folk dance) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Lodge Bar, 11 S. Fifth St. (off Hennepin) in Minneapolis, (612) 435-1291.
Mike Whalen will call the ceili and provide free dance instruction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Music by local artists 5-Mile Chase begins at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from this event will help support the chapter’s public interest summer clerkships. Admission includes one free beverage. The cost is $5 in advance (advance tickets must be purchased at the UST School of Law) with $2 drink specials or $7 at the door.
The Minnesota Justice Foundation has been meeting the legal needs of low-income and disadvantaged Minnesotans through programs that pair volunteer law students with legal services agencies. This program allows students to find practical application for their new skills, meaningful legal experience, and an appreciation for the need and impact of pro bono work.
UST’s public interest summer clerkships allow students to seek out and write proposals for summer clerkships in a variety of public interest areas. Past recipients have provided legal services in the areas such as domestic violence and human rights.
This ceili is one of several fund-raising events held by the UST Chapter of MJF. Fund raising is done to provide pay for otherwise volunteer public interest clerkships so that as many students as possible are afforded the opportunity to gain experience in public interest areas of law.