Phoenix, AZ, March 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- One of the requirements for Law Students at the Phoenix School of Law is to “serve the underserved” by providing hundreds of hours of pro bono service to legal aid offices, non-profit public interest law organizations, government agencies, private attorneys representing low-income clients, law student pro bono projects, and more. While PhoenixLaw students give of themselves year round, they set aside one day a year specifically dedicated to volunteerism. This Saturday is The PhoenixLaw Day of Service. Students, faculty, staff and their families will be working to help several community organizations throughout the Valley.
“PhoenixLaw’s mission pillar of Serving the Underserved is one of the reasons many of us came to this school,” said Mary Delores Guerra, Assistant Professor of Law. “This coming Saturday is our opportunity to serve on 10 different community service projects, and demonstrate our commitment to serving our community.”
Tasks include everything from law-related assistance (research, help with filling out documents, etc.) to cleaning projects at local parks; warehouse organizing and stocking; helping the disabled, working with animals, and general office work. Law students will also be assisting athletes at a cycling and kayaking all-day clinic at Tempe Town Lake Marina for Veterans, as well as gleaning and gathering citrus donations for a food bank.
Some of the organizations for which PhoenixLaw students and faculty will be volunteering include the Boys Hope, Girls Hope; the AZ Animal Welfare League; the Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled; the Mesa Cannery; St. Vincent de Paul; WHEAT – World Hunger Education Training and Advocacy; City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation; and Friendly House.
About Phoenix School of Law
Phoenix School of Law is Arizona’s only law school offering full-time, part-time day, and part-time evening programs. The School received full approval from the American Bar Association in June 2010. PhoenixLaw’s mission pillars are to provide student outcome-centered education, produce professionally prepared graduates, and serve the underserved. For more information about PhoenixLaw, visit phoenixlaw.edu or call 602-682-6800.