Commitment to Service

Student organizations at the law school reflect our students' commitment to public service.  Each spring at our Community Service Day, the student members of various organizations bring their compassion, commitment and skills to improve Louisville and the lives of people living here.  Also, the incoming first-year class of 2014 had the opportunity to participate in Orientation 2014 Community Service Day.  The volunteer work included invasive plant removal and trail maintenance in a park, helping the elderly, decorating an apartment for a new refugee family and stuffing backpacks for the school year to benefit the refugee program, baking cupcakes and cookies for residents at Ronald McDonald House, painting walls at a homeless shelter, working at Habitat for Humanity and much more.

The total number of hours that the graduating class of 2014 contributed to placements in the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program was 6980. The Public Service Program requires all law students to complete a minimum of 30 hours.  Twenty-seven of the May 2014 graduates reported working at least 50 hours and the recipient of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service award worked 365 hours.