The Aug. 15 service event included weeding and mulching an expressway ramp for Brightside; painting for St. Vincent De Paul; construction work for Habitat for Humanity; removing invasive plants at Seneca Park and baking cookies for residents of Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

Launched in 2009, the law school’s community service day has become an annual back-to-class event. It is organized by the Student Bar Association.

The students’ efforts are part of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program, established in 1990 as one of the first law school mandatory public service programs and frequently cited as a national model.

All UofL law students must complete at least 30 hours of public service to graduate and most do substantially more. 

Other organizations that got help from the students were Masonic Homes, Catholic Charities, Dare to Care Food Bank and Olmsted Parks Conservancy.