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Wake Forest Law students, faculty and staff give back to community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, Thursday

Law students volunteer with Habitat every year as part of orientation.

Law students volunteer with Habitat every year as part of orientation.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Members of the incoming Wake Forest Law JD Class of 2016 along with LL.M, Master of Studies in Law students, faculty and staff will be giving back to their new community by volunteering at Habitat for Humanity sites in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22.

The entering Wake Forest Law classes have been volunteering with Habitat as part of orientation for more than a decade, according to Ann Gibbs, associate dean of administration and student services.

“Students tell me every year that they bond over this work and often meet their closest law school friends during the Habitat days,” she explained. “At Wake Forest Law, we believe in teaching students how to be citizen lawyers from the very beginning of their law careers. Working with Habitat also emphasizes the university’s commitment to its motto, Pro Humanitate.”

Wake Forest Law volunteers will be working at the Habitat site on 2022 N. Cherry St. on both days beginning at 8 a.m.

In addition, there is an alternative volunteer opportunity for women only on Thursday. The “Women Build” volunteers will be working at the Habitat warehouse at 339 Witt St. from 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m.

“Habitat has a specific need for 20 women in the morning and 15 women in the afternoon to build walls for their upcoming “Women Build” house – a house to be built entirely by women,” Gibbs explained.

For more information or to arrange on-site interviews, contact Lisa Snedeker at snedekll@wfu.edu or 336.453.8233.