University of Baltimore law students take the food stamp challenge

Some University of Baltimore law students inadvertently put one foot in the real world last fall when they signed up for the Law and Poverty Seminar. In addition to reading case law related to poverty, they were required to get face-to-face with the poor.

Or stomach-to-stomach.

While some volunteered at homeless shelters and worked on expungement cases at the Homeless Persons Representation Project, a majority opted to take the “food stamp challenge”: limit their expenditure on groceries to $26.75 for a week (the average food stamp benefit).

And no freebies from friends.

To read the rest of this “Of Service” column in The Daily Record (written by Maryland Legal Aid communications director Joe Surkiewicz), click here.

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