About 70 new students at the University of Virginia School of Law volunteered Sunday to help local nonprofits as part of the 10th annual public service day.

Organized by the student-run Public Interest Law Association, the event brought together students from the Class of 2021 and Graduate Studies Program who completed services projects at Casa Alma, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, Camp Holiday Trails, Rivanna Conservation Alliance and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

“As a past participant in UVA Law’s public service days, I was thrilled to organize this year’s New Students Public Service Day,” said PILA officer Noah Lingwall ’20. “Starting law school is an uncertain time for many, so becoming rooted in UVA’s tradition of service and the public interest community provides an excellent foundation for the semester.”
On Monday the first-year class officially starts orientation and will be welcomed by guest speaker David Hyman ’93, general counsel of Netflix.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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