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Creighton Law School steps up

By: - January 28, 2022 5:11 pm
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Creighton University in Omaha was among 99 law schools recognized Friday by the Biden administration for their response to the U.S. attorney general’s call to address the housing and eviction crisis.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he asked the legal community for help, and law students and lawyers across the country stepped up to take on cases. 

In its assist, Creighton’s School of Law had students partner with the Volunteer Lawyers Project-Tenant Assistance Project.

“Our Jesuit mission calls us to serve others and pursue social justice, so we were drawn to answer the Attorney General’s call,” said Joshua Fershee, dean of the local law school. “It was a natural extension of the work being done in our legal clinic and pro bono program and I am proud of our students and faculty who stepped up.”

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Cindy Gonzalez
Cindy Gonzalez

Senior Reporter Cindy Gonzalez, an Omaha native, has more than 35 years of experience, largely at the Omaha World-Herald. Her coverage areas have included business and real estate development; regional reporting; immigration, demographics and diverse communities; and City Hall and local politics. She has won awards from organizations including Great Plains Journalism, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) and the Associated Press. Cindy has been recognized by various nonprofits for community contributions and diversity efforts. She chairs the board that oversees the local university’s student newspaper.

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