2009 Louisville Law Community Service Day

On April 4, 2009, the law school community will embark upon its second annual day of collective public service. The initiative, which was launched on April 5, 2008, arose from student input into the university’s strategic planning process. The purpose of this event is to highlight the law school's commitment to community service, provide significant services, have fun, and make new acquaintances in our law school community.

Three separate projects are planned for the following focus areas:

Animal Rights & Animal Issues

Environmental Issues 

Women, Children, Homeless, & the Underserved

All students, staff, faculty, their friends & families, and members of the community are encouraged to participate by contributing donated items to one of the community organizations or to volunteer their time to one of the designated projects. Details about each will be posted here once they're available.


The kick off the event will take place in the Mosaic Lobby at 11 AM on Saturday, April 4. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided. Those present will be eligible to win one of the many door prizes!

Lend A Helping Hand

Volunteers may choose from a variety of projects. Sign up sheets will be available in each mail room and the Mosaic Lobby during the week preceding April 4th. You’re also welcome to show up that day without a reservation. Volunteers are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing a piece of University of Louisville or Brandeis School of Law apparel.

Animal Care Society 

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has made arrangements for an animal welfare project at the Animal Care Society, Louisville's only no-kill shelter. Volunteers will depart from the law school between 11:30 AM and 12 PM and will work until 5 PM. However, volunteers are welcome to early. Projects may include walking the dogs, cleaning, washing dishes, washing clothes, possibly painting, and playing with the kittens. People should dress in clothes they don't mind getting dirty. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Please contact Rexéna Napier if you're interested in volunteering so that the Animal Care Society can plan accordingly. 

Family Scholar House (formerly Project Women)

The Women's Law Caucus has made arrangements to create gift baskets for the mothers in preparation for their final exams. If you'd like to donate items for the baskets or are interested in participating, please contact Jenna Johnston for details.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The Environmental Law & Land Use Society has organized a clean-up project at Iroquois Park from 12:30-3:30 PM. Volunteers should meet in front of the Iroquois Amphitheater at 12:30 PM. The group will focus on litter and storm debris. Gloves, tools, and refreshments will be provided. Children are welcome, but everyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Each volunteer must sign the attached waiver. Contact Adam Watson for more information.

Make a Donation

During the week of March 30 – April 4, collection bins will be placed in the Mosaic Lobby of the Law School in Wyatt Hall.

Animal Care Society 

Immediate needs include canned puppy food and non-scoopable cat litter. The organization also accepts memorials, tributes, bequests and endowments.

Click here for a complete wish list.  

Family Scholar House

School supplies and other items are needed for the gift baskets that the volunteers will assemble for the students living in Family Scholar House.

Click here for a complete wish list

Kentucky Foster Care & Special Needs Adoption Program Recruitment and Certification

There are many ways you can held children in foster care. Even if you can't be a foster parent now, you can be involved by helping to fulfill their wish list. The organization seeks donations of gift cards, personal hygiene & bedding items, movie tickets, sports equipment and more.

Click here for a complete wish list.


Contact Virginia Smith or Kathy Urbach if you'd like to get involved or to request more information.


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Olmsted Parks Conservancy Waiver206.97 KB
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