Read the latest issue of Public Interest Matters
published twice a month, contains information about current
volunteer opportunities and upcoming public interest events
at the law school. Paper copies are also available throughout
the building, such as on the table outside the Spak and
in the student lounge.
Register and submit your time sheets online!
Students can now register and submit their volunteer hours
to our office electronically. Alternatively, downloadable
forms may be printed out and turned in. Please check our
page for more information.
About the Dean's Certificate of Service.
Students who spend 50 hours or more volunteering during
law school may be eligible to receive the Dean's Certificate
of Service. The first step is to register for the program.
Then, if you already have a volunteer position, just keep
track of your hours on your Volunteer Timesheet and either
turn it in to the office every two weeks, or email us with
your progress. If you do not have a position yet, we can
help you find a volunteer legal or non-legal position that
fits your schedule and interests. Please keep in mind that
you cannot be receiving any financial benefit or any school
credit for your efforts. If you have questions as to whether
your position qualifies towards the Dean's Certificate of
Service, please contact our office.
At the end of each school year, the Public Interest Resource
Center holds a reception for all students enrolled in the
program. At this reception, all students who have achieved
50 hours or more will receive their certificates. This certificate
not only looks great on a resume, but also shows one's dedication
to community service.