The president of the Milwaukee-based personal-injury firm Hupy and Abraham will be offering a public-interest fellowship for law students at Marquette University Law School.
The law firm announced Monday that its president, Michael Hupy, who graduated from Marquette’s law school in 1972, has made a five-year commitment to support students who are members of Marquette’s Public Interest Law Society. The Michael F. Hupy Fellowship will place a student at the Milwaukee Justice Center as well as let students spend a summer doing public-interest legal work.
The Milwaukee Justice Center, which is a collaboration among the Milwaukee Bar Association, Marquette University Law School and Milwaukee County, provides legal aid for people who cannot afford an attorney but do not qualify for government aid.
“The legal profession exists for the benefit of the public,” said Hupy. “I am very proud of the contributions of the Milwaukee Justice Center volunteers who provide legal services to those who would otherwise not have access to it and am happy to be able to help. I am proud to support these students dedicated to working for the common good.”Follow @erikastrebel