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Leonel Lopez is the Outreach Coordinator with the Worker Rights and Protections Project of Indiana Legal Services. Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income residents throughout the state of Indiana. On a typical day Leo spends 5-6 hours visiting different housing units, meeting with workers throughout the state, passing out pamphlets, conversing with them, and ensuring they know their rights and are not being exploited. Due to the pandemic, many of his efforts have moved online but he still occasionally meets in person, taking careful precautions. Leo's work focuses on Fair Standard Labor Act (FSLA) claims, labor trafficking and human trafficking, and making sure low income individuals have legal representation, which is ever more important during COVID-19.

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May 2022

Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:45pm

June 2022

ND Explores STEM: Healthcare
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Information Session | RISE: Hometown
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Preferred Application Deadline | Graduate Fellowship
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | RISE: South Bend
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

September 2022

Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm