Class of 2010 Picks Up Hammers as Part of Orientation

As part of orientation at Wake Forest law school, new law students were excused from classes last week to participate in the law school’s 2007 Community Service Project at a local Habitat for Humanity building site. 

Working in groups of 40 over a two-day period, the Class of 2010 temporarily laid down law books and picked up hammers, nails and lots of heavy boards to finish subflooring on three Habitat houses.  The students were joined in this effort by a number of faculty including the law school’s newly appointed dean, Blake Morant, who got acquainted with students as they all worked and sweat together in 90-100 degree record-breaking August temperatures. 

Habitat supervisors were ecstatic with the progress made by law school participants and credit these efforts with assisting Habitat to meet a November completion schedule for these homes. These early opportunities for community volunteerism are intended to leave a lasting impression upon each law student, leading to a continued commitment to community service both during law school and upon entering the legal profession. 

It must be working… several students smiled through beads of sweat as they left the site last week and eagerly asked when they could return to offer more assistance- a sure sign that the spirit of pro humanitate is alive and well in the Class of 2010!

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