PRRP volunteers hone their research skills and address specific legal problems of indigent prisoners incarcerated across the country.
WHAT IS PRISONERS’ RIGHTS RESEARCH PROJECT? Prisoners' Rights Research Project (PRRP) involves student volunteers, working under a faculty advisor and more advanced student supervisors, who research and respond to legal research questions posed by indigent prisoners incarcerated across the country. While we certainly hope to help provide answers to as many questions of basic human rights as possible, PRRP also offers an excellent opportunity to get real-world legal writing experience, and show potential employers that you are serious about practicing to improve legal writing abilities. WHAT IS A PRO BONO NOTATION? Pro bono service is encouraged through the offering of a pro bono notation which appears on the graduate's transcript, is noted in the graduation program, and appears in a letter to the student on behalf of the College of Law acknowledging their service. Service qualifying for the notation must be legal in nature, since it is designed to recognize the special needs of the community for legal services and the unique ability of law students and lawyers to provide those services; PRRP is one of the only organizations that helps students achieve their pro-bono notation...and it's FUN! WHAT ELSE? Writing letters to prisoners and researching prisoners' legal questions provides an eye-opening look into the American criminal justice system, and allows students to hone their legal writing skills while answering fascinating questions. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? 1Ls can answer letters to prisoners, apply for a position on the advisory board, and help raise money to fund our organization. Sign up today to receive more information, or contact [email protected]!
Join us tomorrow for our weekly letter pick-up... 12-1:00 p.m. in room H.
Interested in Criminal Law? Public Defense? Public service in general? Check out PRRP. Come Tuesday during the lunch hour, or visit us directly in our office downstairs. We love new faces and handing out pro bono hours! :-)
IL's!! The easiest way to hone research skills and earn pro bono hours is through PRRP... every Tuesday during the lunch hour !! Grab a letter, earn hours!
Prisoners' Rights Research Project - PRRP
Hey 1Ls apply for a leadership position with PRRP! Applications are due this Thursday at 5pm. Email [email protected] if you have any questions!
There are only two more chances to pick up letters for the semester! Stop by Room B Today from 12-1pm.
Come pick up letters today from 12-1pm!
Spring 2014 PRRP Prison Visit to the Danville Correctional Center! Thank you to everyone for coming.
Free Pizza Today @ Noon!
Come pick up letters today at Noon!
Come pick up letters in Room C from Noon-1pm today!
Come pick up letters this afternoon from 12-1pm in Room C!
PRRP General Body Meetings are now on Wednesdays and Fridays!
Welcome Back! Join us tomorrow for our first meeting of the semester!
Still have outstanding or completed letters? Turn them into the PRRP mailbox anytime or find your section/class representative! Happy studying!
It is Giving Tuesday and PRRP has the perfect way to give back to a child in need! PRRP is partnering with the Department of Women and Family Services at Logan Correctional Center to provide toys for children of incarcerated mothers. And better yet, everything is all on Amazon!
All you need to do is cash in those Lexis points, find a toy on the list, purchase it on Amazon, and click send! Most toys are $10 and under. So take a quick break and browse amazon and bring a smile to a child in need this holiday season!
Please send all toys to:
Sherrin Fitzer, WFS
PO Box 1000
Lincoln, IL 62656
Only toys on the list will be guaranteed to reach a child.
Today is the last chance to pick up letters for the semester! Stop by Room C at Noon. You can always drop off letters in the PRRP mailbox!
Congratulations to Ian Mueller for leading in our PRRP Individual Minutes this semester! He has already put in 540 minutes of letters! Keep up the great work!
Here are the PRRP Minutes so far this semester! Congratulations to Section D for putting in so many hours! Your help is greatly appreciated!
3L: 40 minutes
2L: 330 minutes
Section A: 370 minutes
Section B: 990 minutes
Section C: 920 minutes
Section D: 2060 minutes
Drop by TODAY from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room D to learn about what the Student Senate is doing to solve the student debt crisis!
Please join us in welcoming the new 1L leaders! Thank you to all those who applied. We're looking forward to a great year.
Come pick up and drop off PRRP letters TODAY from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room C! We're looking forward to seeing you all there.
LEADERSHIP positions available: Four 1L Section Representatives (one from each section) and one Outreach Coordinator.
To Apply: Please tell us in 500 words or less (1) what position you are applying for, (2) why you are applying for that position, and (3) what makes you qualified. All applications must be emailed to [email protected] BY September 14th at 5:00pm.
We hope to see you this Thursday, Sept. 5th, at our first meeting of the year. 1L Leadership Positions will be discussed, and food will be provided!
Hello, everyone! We're looking forward to seeing all the new and returning faces in PRRP this year! Have a fantastic week, but before you go:
"It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its prisons. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones." -Nelson Mandela
A special round of applause to everyone that has participated in PRRP this past year. Best of luck in all your summer endeavors and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!
Congratulations to the new 2013-2014 PRRP Board!!
Co-Presidents: Casey Huntington & Tommy Stopka
Vice President: Shruti Panchavati
Treasurer: Cassie Bly
Secretary: Jamie-Nicole Johnson
Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator: Jaimie Clark
Memo Advisor & Webmaster: Kaitlyn Willison
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