Nicki L., Current 1L UST Law Student, Guest Blogger
During the Spring of my senior year of college, many of the law schools that I had applied for sent me various small gifts and hand written notes. The University of St. Thomas- School of Law sent me the most unique gift: a hat. I knew that hats are essential to any winter wardrobe, but I did not know when I would ever wear this particular hat.
I, along with other law students, finally got our chance to wear the famous 1L hats during Fall Public Service Day. At UST Law, students are required to complete 50 hours of public service. I believe this is one of the most socially minded and essential graduation requirements. The Public Service Board at UST Law helps students by organizing public service opportunities.
In the Fall, we volunteered with Great River Greening by planting trees. It was an enjoyable experience to get outside, plant some trees, and beautify the surrounding community. This Spring, students are working with Habitat for Humanity for Public Service Day. Maybe we will get the chance to wear our 1L hats once again!