Law Students at Marquette University Give Back to Milwaukee Community

Charles Besser founded Intersport, Inc., in 1985. Today, Charles Besser serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Before founding Intersport, Charlie Besser studied law at Marquette University, in Milwaukee.

Students at Marquette Law School have a number of opportunities to refine their legal skills while benefiting members of the local community. Various programs allow law students to work with local nonprofits and focus on transforming justice in the United States. One program, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic (MVLC), teams law students with volunteer attorneys to offer a range of pro bono services.

Individuals throughout Milwaukee can come to MVLC for assistance with simple and complex legal matters. Students and volunteers explain important legal information and provide referrals to experts when necessary. Through participation in this program, students build close relationships with local attorneys, who may subsequently serve as mentors or offer jobs upon graduation. MVLC also lets students reinforce what they learn in the classroom and delve deeper into certain legal issues.

MVLC accepts individuals on a walk-in basis and offers assistance in all areas of civil law. The clinic does not foster attorney-client relationships and is not an appropriate forum for ongoing representation, making it ideal for students hoping to increase their familiarity with civil law while helping individuals in need.