Saturday, August 14, 2010
Every year, HOPE collaborates with different agencies throughout Miami-Dade County in an effort to provide incoming law students interested in public advocacy an opportunity to get involved and make a difference in the community.
HOPE Day of Service was established in 1998 by Marni Lennon, the Law School's Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono who continues to serve as the HOPE director. Last year, more than 350 students met at the bricks to kick of HOPE Day of Service.
The teams dedicated themselves to service on behalf of the children, the elderly, animals, the environment, survivors of domestic violence, and agencies providing health care service and education.
As Marni Lennon said, "by choosing to make a difference in the lives of others, our students are demonstrating that they recognize that the privilege of legal education comes with an obligation to promote access to justice for others."
What better way to recognize the importance of promoting justice for others than attending this years HOPE Day of Service?
This year the event will begin at 7:30 a.m., on Saturday August 14th. The event will focus not only on students providing service to the community, but also giving those interested in public advocacy a chance to learn about programs and clinics that they can be a part of during their law school career.
Moreover, it will allow them to be immersed in advocacy programs early on, by connecting them to lawyers who work for the many agencies that will participate in the event. By giving the students this wonderful opportunity, they will be able to pursue their dreams of working in public interest from the very beginning.