Steve Schulman Talks Pro Bono at USC Gould School of Law

Akin Gump pro bono partner Steve Schulman’s talk at USC Gould School of Law was discussed in “Doing Good While Doing Well,” an article that appeared on the law school’s website.

Schulman is visiting a series of schools to discuss the Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholars Program—a two-year summer program for law students who plan to make pro bono an integral part of their Akin Gump careers.   At USC Gould, he also discussed the value that pro bono work brings to individuals and organizations that cannot afford legal representation.

Putting pro bono work in perspective, Schulman noted, “It bears repeating and is incumbent on us as members of this profession to repeat it to others in the world:  you can lose your children, have your home foreclosed or be evicted from your apartment, be deported from the United States even if you’ve lived here for virtually your whole life— all without being represented by a lawyer. That is pretty remarkable that those kinds of things that are so key to our civil life here in the United States can happen to you without a lawyer.”