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Students Helping Veterans

A group of UVA Law students work with faculty and local attorneys to help veterans with their disability claims. More

Student-Led Projects

Law students start organizations, run pro bono service projects and lead charitable efforts that not only benefit the community, but also build experience.

Students in groups such as the Volunteer Tax Income Association often put their legal skills to work outside of the classroom. VITA members help low-income and elderly residents of Charlottesville complete their income tax returns on Saturday mornings during tax season. Students receive training on how to provide assistance and are encouraged to come as often as their schedules allow.

Students in LAW for US mentor undergraduates, many of whom are minorities or whom will become first-generation attorneys, in preparing for law school.

Numerous student groups have undertaken such public service efforts.

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