6.25.2009

Regent Law Completes More Making the Commitment Pledges Than Any Other Virginia Law School

Service to the community is a vital part of the legal profession. Year after year, Regent students show their dedication to the public through activities such as tutoring at the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center, raising money to stock the food shelves of Hampton Roads, organizing fundraisers for disease prevention, and working at local legal aid agencies.

To recognize and promote service among law students, Regent Law’s Office of Career and Alumni Services, in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association, sponsors Making the Commitment each year. This state-wide program challenges students to complete at least 35 hours of volunteer service each academic year and recognizes individual accomplishments upon graduation.

With 31 students completing 35 hours or more of service in the 2007-2008 academic year, Regent Law completed more pledges than any of the other 6 participating Virginia law schools.

These hours of service have been completed all over the country at various civic, religious, and educational organizations. Past and present students have found their volunteer time at the following community partners to be rich and rewarding:

California Lawyers for the Arts
Center for Global Strategies
Community Mediation Center
Family Heritage Matters
Habitat for Humanity
Harvest Outreach Ministries
Heartly House, Inc.
Holland Elementary School
Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
Ipswich Town Villas Association
Just Law International, P.C.
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia-Eastern Shore
Henry County Public Defender
National Legal Foundation
New Orleans Pro Bono Project
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Lawyer Referral Service
Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent
Providence Presbyterian Church
Refugee & Immigration Services
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
St. James the Less
Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
United In Him
Virginia Bar Association Domestic Relations Council
Virginia Defense Force
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Wills For Heroes Project