An app that helps D.C. parents and students advocate effectively when a student faces suspension and expulsion. Another app that helps pro bono lawyers and intake personnel in British Columbia to determine quickly and efficiently the types of issues that a potential client is facing. A third that helps LGBTQ New Yorkers victimized by violence get help. A fourth that alerts overworked and underpaid service workers that their employer may be violating the federal Service Contract Act.
Project ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) will support law enforcement agencies across the country in building a successful culture of peer intervention, also known as active bystandership.
What does OPICS stand for? OPICS means that Caitlin Cocilova (L’15) is teaching others to advocate for themselves at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. That Mark Doss (L’13) at the International Refugee Assistance Project fought “tooth and nail” to help a client detained at JFK airport. That Lee McGoldrick (L’99), who worked for Teach for America as a college student, was able to build a career with that organization. That thousands of current and former Georgetown Law students are working to improve the lives of others, every single day.
Since the year 1789, more than 12,000 people have served in the U.S. Congress — yet less than 200 African Americans have been elected to Congress since 1870, noted Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) at a reception at Georgetown Law to honor new members of the…