Annual 1L Orientation Public Service Project a Hit

August 24, 2017

It is a Gonzaga Law tradition to include a public service project during fall student orientation. The Center for Law in Public Service organizes the project each year and Julie Schaffer, the Assistant Director of CLiPS, sent students to three local service providers where they dug in, cleaned up, and helped out the Spokane community.

At the Catholic Charities Furniture Bank, students moved and fixed furniture and created bedding sets to help formerly homeless and low-income individuals and families transform their residences into homes. At the East Central Community Center,students helped to clean the center’s rec room to prepare for a busy fall schedule of activities and programs that contribute to the health and well-being of the community. At the YWCA Safe Shelter, students laid bark, planted grass, and cleaned up the playground area so that the women and children who seek shelter and services can begin to heal and plan for the future in a home-like place.

Even faculty got in on the work. Dan Morrissey, a Gonzaga Law professor known for his scholarly contributions to the world of securities law, joined the students at the Furniture Bank.