HOPE Day of Service

Students gathered around for HOPE Day of Service

Each fall, the school year kicks off with the annual HOPE Day of Service. This event signifies Miami Law's ongoing commitment to community engagement.

What is it?

At the beginning of the fall semester, Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center sends hundreds of law students to dozens of sites across Miami-Dade County to engage in community service. It is a unique opportunity to contribute to, and learn about, the South Florida community while getting to know classmates.



What makes HOPE Day unique?

HOPE DAY focuses not only on students providing service to the community, but also gives 1Ls the chance to learn about programs, clinics, and advocacy initiatives that they can be a part of during their law school career. Students learn about opportunities to develop legal advocacy skills, on- and off-campus, from the site leaders and HOPE team at the event.

Can 2Ls or 3Ls participate?

Returning Miami Law students serve as site leaders and upper-division volunteers. If you are a returning student who would like to get involved, please email umhope@law.miami.edu.

Can participation go towards Community Service Hours?

Yes. 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 Service Challenge. Students who complete 25 hours of community service each year are recognized annually at a Public Interest Ceremony.


Sharing a little 'Canes pride with local seniors.
A fresh coat of paint at the Lotus House Women's Shelter.
Making an impact at the YMCA in Homestead, FL.
Attending to the puppies at the Paws 4 You Rescue.

Learn More

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 during law school, are recognized at graduation and receive a transcript notation. Learn more about HOPE Community Service and Pro Bono Challenges.

For questions about HOPE DAY, please e-mail umhope@law.miami.edu.

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