The Palmetto LEADER (Legal Advocacy and Education Resources)

University of South Carolina School of Law’s fully operational mobile law office.

University of South Carolina Law School Dean Robert Wilcox had a big donation coming, so he asked for a big idea. The one he got is 43 feet long — and is on its way.

The big idea belonged to the school’s pro bono program director, Pamela Robinson: Why not have a bus that takes legal help out to the parts of the state where they have little or no resources.

So the USC School of Law will receive a fully outfitted bus designed as a mobile office.

Why? The Palmetto LEADER will provide legal advocacy and
education resources to the rural, underserved populations in SC.
This expands the ability of the law school to serve the state while
increasing opportunities for law students to gain valuable hands-on
experience and skills development.

Who? …will provide these services? The core service providers
will be law students from our Pro Bono Program and Clinical
Department working with attorneys from the SC Bar Pro Bono

Where?… will the bus go? Our goal is to reach out to low-income
rural communities with limited access to legal services. The
Palmetto LEADER is fully equipped with wifi and internet access;
increasing the availability of online resources.

How? The Palmetto LEADER has become a reality due to not
only a generous donation but also the wisdom of that donor who
sought a project that “provided further dimension and depth to
the experiences” available to law students.

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