Waves of Service

I attended my first meeting as a member of the steering committee of Waves of Service yesterday.  Part of our meeting involved going around the table to describe the service activities going on in our respective areas.  I represented the law school, and as I began to jot down a few notes about the service activities here, I was blown away by the amount of activities that immediately sprang to mind!

The following are just a few of the service opportunities:


Within our official institutes…

* Nootbaar Institute — our Global Justice Program sends students to serve around the world.

* Palmer Center — our Micro-Enterprise Program matches students with underprivileged friends from the community.


Within our curriculum…

* Legal Aid Clinic — students work with clients on Skid Row under the oversight of Professor Brittany Stringfellow-Otey.

* Special Education Advocacy Clinic — students work with clients under the oversight of Professor Richard Peterson.

* Asylum & Refugee Clinic — students work with clients under the oversight of Judge Bruce Einhorn.


Within our student organizations…

* Christian Legal Society — among other opportunities, the chance to work with Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles.

* Advocates for Public Interest Law — working with local public interest agencies.

* Simply Service — a catch-all for service activities, including blood drives, sack lunches for day laborers, babysitting, food banks, and hygiene kits for the homeless.


Again, this is just a short list!  Students at the School of Law are without a doubt being trained for lives of “purpose, service, and leadership.”

Below are a few pictures of some of our folks working with Tree People during our recent participation in Step Forward Day:




5 thoughts on “Waves of Service

  1. nancy wallan says:

    Congratulations on the excellent service activities and also on your work with Tree People!

  2. ArleneWber says:

    I love the fact that Tree People is one of your many service activities !! Keep up the good work !!

  3. Thanks for posting, Al, and for being a part of Waves of Service! 🙂 I just stumbled across this blog – all these service activities are fantastic! We look forward to promoting them throughout the year!

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