PALS for Justice


One of our city’s greatest champions for justice is one that may surprise you. It’s composed entirely of students! The Public Action Law Society (PALS) at the University of Memphis School of Law is one of the most active groups at the school. Its members raise money, volunteer and sponsor the school’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, which attracts students from law schools around the country. Instead of relaxing on a beach somewhere for a week, they tackle a variety of legal needs in our city.

This year’s ASB wrapped up a few weeks ago, and PALS got a well-deserved and glowing review from The Commercial Appeal earlier this week. More than 60 law students worked for a week on four different tracts providing family law, immigration, elder law and public policy services to our community. Read all about it, and we think you’ll agree that the Public Action Law Society at the University of Memphis seeks justice!