Recognizing that lawyers are in a strong position to effect positive institutional and social change, the School of Law expects and encourages all students to explore a variety of ways their interests, skills and talents can best serve the public. The public service requirement does not need to be law-related. Students are encouraged to satisfy the requirement through a range of activities consistent with the School of Law mission and that draw upon their own faith and values in serving the public.
As a requirement for graduation, all students must complete fifty hours of public service during their three years of law school. The purpose and vision of the public service program along with examples of qualifying public service activities appear in the Guidelines for Required Public Service Policy from the school's Policy Manual.
To record your hours, click here: http://community.stthomas.edu/custom/1305/
For directions on how to record hours, click here: Directions for Recording Hours
For questions about the public service program and its graduation requirement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Service Board Members and Duties:
"The PSB will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Program. Its duties will include maintaining and distributing to students information about public service opportunities; overseeing the maintenance of the on-line public service reporting system; making determinations as to whether particular service constitutes “qualifying public service” within these Guidelines; and maintaining records of qualifying public service performed by law students. The advisor will certify satisfactory completion of the Program requirements by law students." Academic Policy Manual p. III-8.