HOPE Day of Service

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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.

Before students even enter the classroom, Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center will send hundreds of law students to sites across Miami-Dade County through the Annual HOPE Day of Service on Thursday, August 14th. HOPE will kick-off the day on the Bricks at the law school (1311 Miller Drive) at 8 a.m. New and returning law students will travel to over a dozen sites across Miami-Dade County. Students will engage in a day of service, repairs, clean-ups and renovations and coordinate activities with children, elderly, and homeless families.

“At the University of Miami School of Law, our students recognize that the privilege of a legal education comes with a responsibility to help others.” said Marni Lennon, Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono. Returning Miami Law students serve as site leaders, welcoming the incoming students. HOPE DAY focuses not only on students providing service to the community, but also gives our 1Ls the chance to learn about programs, clinics and advocacy initiatives that they can be a part of during their law school career.

This event is presented as a day of community service grounded in the teachings of social justice and civic engagement. University of Miami students, staff, faculty, and alumni will come together on this day to strengthen the community and bridge social barriers.

If you are a returning student, staff member, faculty member or alumna who wishes to get involved, please CLICK HERE

Community Service Hours

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 annually at a 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 during law school, are recognized at graduation and receive a transcript notation.

HOPE Community Service and Pro Bono Challenges, click here.

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

Video from HOPE Day of Service 2013