Alternative Spring Break



WCL´s annual Alternative Spring Break provides students a unique and compelling hands-on learning and community service opportunity. ASB enables students to travel into the field to engage in a particular legal theme by interacting directly with the actors involved, including affected individuals and families, government officials, attorneys, advocates, and other civil society representatives. The students also participate in significant community service activities, both during the trip and upon their return to WCL. In previous years, WCL sent the largest delegation in the US to help with relief in New Orleans and Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Another group of students traveled to the Navajo Nation in Arizona to provide pro bono legal service to the nation’s largest non-profit Native American legal service organization. Other past trips have focused on immigration/ border issues and gender violence.

If you would like to help plan an Alternative Spring or Winter Break trip, contact Action for Human Rights at ahr@wcl.american.edu and put “ASB Planning” in the subject line.

 

Past Spring Break Trips