The MCSC Health Law trip is going into its fourth year and is unlike any of the other trips offered. The work MCSC undertook in its formation as the Katrina Project revealed staggering and chronic health problems that are prominent in the Gulf region. MCSC participants in the Criminal Law and the Habitat groups could casually observe the often insurmountable obstacles to health care access and conditions which plagued Katrina survivors as well as residents of the greater Gulf region. Last year students on the Health Law trip were able to work with the Mississippi Center for Justice in and around Jackson, MS in order to help establish a legal clinic and create educational brochures for HIV/AIDS patients. Upon arrival, we heard recommendations and advice from state delegates, innovative doctors, and advocates. We also conducted interviews with community stakeholders. We are excited about teaming up with the Mississippi Center for Justice and continuing or adding to our previous work – it will be another great trip!
Supported in part by the Karen Rothenberg and Jeffrey Seltzer Law & Health Care Program Endowment.