Poverty is one of the greatest issues facing the entire world. Legal professionals are in a unique position to address poverty issues though lawyering. Access to legal services can be a transformative force in people’s lives, that’s why for 30 years the Loyola College of Law has sought to assist the less fortunate through the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. This center was founded to give students the opportunity to serve the greater good while supplementing their coursework with real world legal research and practice. After graduation we continue to support our alumni with a Loan Repayment Assistance Program designed to assist those Loyola grads that have made of career of assisting others.
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center funds a number of programs and publications that allow students to use their education to serve others.