Law School orientation emphasizes service
The first few days of law school set the tone for what’s to come.
That’s why the programming for UW Law orientation includes giving back to the community through service. It’s an important aspect to being a law student — and a lawyer. On August 28, incoming UW Law School students participated in Community Service Day, an annual day of volunteering with local nonprofit agencies.
Part of orientation week, the event is designed to connect new students’ educational experience to public service, while giving them a chance to get to know each other.
Students volunteering in this year’s Community Service Day pulled weeds, made blankets for children in need, painted, and cleaned, among other activities. The Law School partnered with seven Madison-area agencies for the event, including the Blackhawk Food Pantry Garden, Community GroundWorks, the Dane County Humane Society, and the UW Arboretum.
“My small group became extremely close-knit while we were digging in the dirt and picking potatoes during Community Service Day. Some of my best friends have come from my small group.”
— Neal Fitzgerald, first-year student
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