Giving back to Africa and black community in general, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) University of Pennsylvania took a trip to Ghana to offer free services called pro bono practice. The Association worked in collaboration with B&P Law Firm which is based in Ghana to provide this service.
The partnership with B&P firm was to arrange projects that would serve as learning opportunities for Pen Carey Law students.
Also the BSLA’s trip was to embark on services that would impact meaningfully on the local community in Ghana, setting out to change the legal community culture.
The Association noted that its international outreach is essential in order to provide pro bono services for the poor in the rural communities who cannot access legal representation and do not know their legal rights as compared to the rich.
According BSLA Pan African Co- Chair, Frank Deese, “A trip like this is a luxury and opportunity to help members reach their pro bono requirements and expose them to what the legal systems look like outside of the United States.
“The support that BSLA gets from firm partners and alumni across the country and world puts BSLA in a great position, enabling us to do something like this,” Deese said.
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