Wake Forest University School of Law Wins American Bar Association Day of Service Award

April 26, 2016

Day of Service Initiative Part of Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach

The Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project is the recipient of the American Bar Association (ABA) Day of Service Award. According to the Wake Forest Law press release, the Pro Bono Project received this honor as a result of the high number of students participating in this year’s Pro Bono Week. Wake Forest Law students logged more than 200 hours of pro bono service during that week, according to the ABA. This is the second time the ABA has recognized the Pro Bono Project within four years.

“We are honored that the ABA recognizes the compassion and diligence of our dedicated student body,” said Professor Beth Hopkins, director of the law school’s Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach. “This most recent recognition solidifies Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project as a leader among law schools in the state and the nation.”

In 2015, Wake Forest University School of Law opened the Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach within the newly transformed Worrell Professional Center in acknowledgement of financial support from Smith Anderson and many of its attorneys. The Office houses the Law School’s Pro Bono Project and Public Interest Law Organization.

For more information about Wake Forest University School of Law, visit law.wfu.edu

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