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Our Commitment to Catholic, Marianist Identity & Community EngagementOur core values, "learn, lead and serve," embodies the Marianist mission in that it seeks to educate for life and develop true agents of change. Our goal is to educate lawyers who will prevent and solve problems not only for their clients, but for their communities.
Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award
Students are invited to sign the UDSL Commitment to Community pledge through which you promise to complete at least 50 hours of pro bono work and community service during your time at the law school. Up to 10 hours of this total may come in the form of general community service work for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, etc. If you wish to have a pro bono program added to the list, contact the Student Affairs office.
The School of Law honors students who contributed at least 50 hours of community service and pro bono work with the Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award. Award winners receive a notation on their transcripts and are entitled to wear a special cord at graduation. In the last three years, Dayton Law students have contributed approximately 30,000 hours of community service during their time in law school.
Kloppenberg Public Interest Stipend
The Kloppenberg Public Interest Award was created through the joint efforts of the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Dayton School of Law. Service to community is at the heart of our Marianist Charism, and we wish to recognize, celebrate, and assist those students seeking to make legal services available to the impoverished and marginalized members of society. Our students should be proud of their many contributions to the public good.
Congratulations to our 2014 winners: