LSU Law students and faculty donated approximately 450 hours of community service during the Public Interest Law Society’s Fall Day of Service on Saturday, August 24. Starting bright and early, 90 volunteers donated their time at Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Thirst for Justice, Teen Court, St. Vincent DePaul, BREC’s Farr Park, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Companion Animal Alliance.
“The Fall Day of Service is a very important event, because it starts our year off with a positive attitude towards service,” said Savannah Steele (’14), PILS President. “Volunteers have a lot of fun, and our service sites really appreciate the work.”
PILS is a student run organization that strives to foster student interest and action in the public interest community. It’s mission is to provide like-minded students an opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience through exposure to areas of the law that aid the public.
A community volunteer since high school, Steele became involved in PILS after volunteering in the Fall Day of Service her first year in law school. “I have found it is a crucial organization not only to the school, but to the local community and legal community,” Steele said. “Being a member of PILS has given me so many opportunities and experiences that cannot be rivaled.”