Incoming students, faculty and staff give back to community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Aug. 15 and Aug. 17

Photo of a Wake Forest Law student working on a build for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity

Wake Forest Law first-year students volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity build in Winston-Salem as part of the 2016 Foundations Week activities.

Members of the incoming Wake Forest Law JD Class of 2020 along with international students, faculty and staff will give back to their new community by volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity site in Winston-Salem on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 17.

As part Foundations Week for new students, the first half of the entering class will volunteer from 8-11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at SM Caesar Drive in Winston-Salem. The second half of the entering class will volunteer during the same shifts at the same location on Thursday.

The entering Wake Forest Law classes have been volunteering with Habitat as part of orientation week for more than a decade, according to Associate Dean of Administrative and Student Services Ann Gibbs.

“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.”