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Dean Meyer signs letter urging Congress for greater legal services funding

May 01, 2023 10:30 AM
Alina Hernandez ahernandez4@tulane.edu



Tulane Law Dean David Meyer has signed on to a letter to Congress from dozens of law deans around the nation asking for increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which supports organizations providing legal services to the most vulnerable.

“As deans of law schools in the United States, we urge you to provide adequate funding to address the pressing need for civil legal assistance throughout the country,” the deans wrote in a letter signed by almost 100 across the nation. “We support the request of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) for a significant increase appropriation in Fiscal Year 2024.”

The letter has been sent to the ranking members of the Appropriations Committees of both chambers.

The LSC helps fund organizations around the country that can support the more than 50 million Americans who qualify for free or reduced legal assistance. All law schools collaborate with legal service providers funded by LSC to help train the next generation of attorneys who help work with those most in need of legal representation, including the elderly, veterans, victims of domestic abuse and others.

Read the letter here.