Ave Maria School of Law welcomed their newest class of students last week. The Class of 2018 is the school’s 16th entering class and the seventh since relocating to Naples in 2009. As part of their annual volunteer commitment these 120 new students spent Saturday volunteering at different locations in Naples.
Although the event was mainly for the first year law students Student Bar Association officers, alumni, faculty, and staff came out to volunteer as well. Monsignor Frank McGrath, Dean of Student Affairs Kaye Castro, Director of Admissions Claire O’Keefe, and the President and Dean Kevin Cieply were all in attendance.
“We are pleased to welcome the Class of 2018 and have created an Orientation Program that will prepare our AMSL students for success in law school. Orientation will include a ‘Legal Case Analysis and Skills Enrichment’ course that will focus in part on case briefing and legal writing, as well as a day of community service,” said Kevin Cieply, President and Dean of the law school. “Going to law school is a rigorous yet rewarding time in one’s life. Right from the beginning, we support our law students in their studies and encourage community involvement throughout their legal career.”
At the YMCA students helped clear items out of rooms so they can be ready for upcoming renovations and construction of the new Pediatric Wing. They moved diapers, doors, fences, loads of boxes, and other items from the old administration building to a storage unit.
Students volunteered organizing clothes, painting, and moving furniture at the St. Matthews House.
The students volunteering at Naples Equestrian Challenge helped in painting stables, cleaning inside and outside of the office there.
The next AMSL service day will be held in January.
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