The annual HOPE Day of Service is Miami Law's commitment to starting off each year in the community, marking the school's pro bono ethic and emphasis on service.
Each year, HOPE Day of Service kicks-off orientation with over 300 law students choosing to give back even before they even start law school.
Students are linked to 16 service project sites throughout Miami-Dade County, allowing the students to connect with classmates, upper-division students, and faculty while learning about some of the needs facing our community.
After a day of service, volunteers return to the bricks for a celebration of service and learn about all of the exceptional opportunities to engage in Advocacy and outreach at Miami Law.
Students are encouraged to log their community service hours on the HOPE website, which is a great way to jumpstart a student's HOPE Community Challenge. Students who complete 25 hours of community service each year are recognized annual at an annual Public Interest Spring Reception.
In addition, students are encouraged to sign on to the HOPE Pro Bono Challenge, which recognizes legal advocacy and engagement on a pro bono basis. Students who complete the Pro Bono Challenge, 75 hours of pro bono service before graduation, are recognized at graduation and receive a transcript notation.
To register for HOPE Day, or to log your community service hours, click here.
For questions about HOPE DAY, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Day of Service 2013 is scheduled to take place Thursday, August 15, at 8 a.m. Check-in will take place on the Bricks, where volunteers will be paired with upper-division students, who are site leaders for the day.