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Meyer joins law deans urging Congress to support legal services funding

April 15, 2021 9:15 AM



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 a significant increase in funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) due to the heightened need for legal assistance during and in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. LSC has long received bipartisan support, and we hope you will continue to work together to ensure that LSC has the funding needed to perform its vital mission,” the letter reads.

It is addressed to the ranking members of the Appropriations Committees of both chambers.

The LSC helps fund organizations around the country that supported more than 53 million people prior to the pandemic, including homeless veterans, victims of natural disasters, domestic violence survivors, low-income senior citizens and many other vulnerable populations.

Read the letter here.