Public Interest Projects

The Public Benefits Project at Lone Star Legal Aid

The Baylor Public Interest Legal Society (BPILS) developed the Public Benefits Project at Lone Star Legal Aid. This project screens potential clients for food stamp benefit eligibility. BPILS also is spearheading a closer cooperation between Lone Star Legal Aid and local chapters of the NAACP and LULAC.

The Innocence Project of Texas

Due to the advocacy of Baylor Law students, the Innocence Project of Texas has taken root at Baylor Law under the supervision of Professor Serr and a local attorney. The project involves investigations of claims of actual innocence made by inmates incarcerated in Texas prisons. Each year five to ten students are involved with the project.

Miscellaneous Activities

Baylor Law Students hold a faculty and student auction in support of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); a Student Bar Association Blood Drive program; an SBA Toys for Tots program at Christmas; an SBA March of Dimes Crusade (among top 10 contributors in McLennan County); and an Immunity Day program benefitting Mission Waco and the Waco Youth Law Project. This year, the SBA won the "Most Pounds of Food Collected" recognition in Caritas' Food for Families Drive.