TU College of Law Kicks Off Semester with Community Volunteer Work
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Janet Levit, Dean & Dean John
Rogers Endowed Chair, with
first-year students on Public
Service Day at the Community
Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
The University of Tulsa College of Law kicked off the Fall 2011 semester by volunteering in the community with Public Service Day.
The annual event involves the entire incoming first-year class, along with some faculty, staff and upper classmen, as well as TU Law Dean Janet Levit, donating their time at the Kendall Whittier Food Pantry and G.R.O.W. Garden, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and Goodwill Industries.
With 108 first-year students leading the way, the TU Law contingent was able to make a significant contribution by sorting and repackaging food items; processing, packaging, and hanging donated clothes; and mowing, picking weeds, and performing other gardening chores.
"Public Service Day is an important way for first-year students to take their first steps into the profession," said Christy Caves, TU College of Law Associate Director of Professional Development and Public Service Coordinator. "Service to the community is at the core of being a legal professional. Public Service Day is a way to emphasize that and make a real difference in people’s lives."
Public Service Day is a part of Foundations of Legal Study, a five-day program for the incoming class that takes place the week before classes begin. The program is designed to prepare students for the study of law and to explore the professional obligations of law students and lawyers.