Law School Supports Pennsylvania Diversity Program
Public Relations Officer - Published: November 6, 2007
legalaid 3 Widener Law recently was the only law school to lend its financial support to the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network’s Martin Luther King Jr. Summer Internship & Fellowship Program. The school this fall promised a two-year gift to the effort, which encourages and supports minority attorneys working in Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network programs across the commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is a client-centered organization that provides leadership, funding and support to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid for low-income people and victims of domestic violence in the commonwealth.

Law Dean Linda L. Ammons met with PLAN Chief Administrative Officer Cynthia G. Newcomer about the gift. In return, one summer internship slot for a Widener Law student will be guaranteed.

“Widener is deeply committed to civic engagement, pro bono activities, public service and diversity. These things are at the heart of our law school’s mission,” Ammons said.
“It is my pleasure to lend Widener’s support to an organization that assists those with nowhere else to turn. We are gratified for the opportunity to be part of such a worthwhile program."

Photo 1: Dean Linda L. Ammons, left, and Cynthia G. Newcomer, chief administrative officers of Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.