Hundreds of Students Participate in Service Projects During Orientation

Author: Catherine Behan

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A key aspect of Orientation Weekend at Notre Dame Law School is the service projects students participate in at various local community service organizations. This year, more than 150 students washed vehicles, pulled weeds, painted, and more at 14 local non-profits.

Participating in the service projects has three main goals: introducing students to the South Bend/Mishawaka community and some service organizations here; to provide time for students to get to know each other; and for students to understand they are entering a profession to help those in need of assistance.

“Service is such an integral part of the legal profession, said Tim Dondanville, 3L and Student Bar Association president. “Notre Dame’s commitment to service during first-year orientation is a great way to illustrate that a career in law isn’t just an occupation, but a vocation.

“Serving others is an important aspect of what it means to be a different kind of lawyer, a Notre Dame lawyer."