More than 70 LSU Law students, faculty and staff spent Saturday, August 25 going back to elementary school. The goal was not to learn the three Rs, but to create a more attractive learning environment for current students attending Riveroaks Elementary School in Baton Rouge. The Day of Service was organized by the Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society (PILS). By all measures, the event was a huge success!
By noon, volunteers had covered most of the hallways and offices, as well as themselves, with a fresh coat of yellow paint. Volunteers and guests were then treated to an afternoon barbecue at the Law Center.
The Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society is a student-run organization that strives to foster student interest and action in the community. The organization provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on legal experience through exposure to areas of the law that aid the public. PILS provides pro bono legal services through partnerships with a variety of local organizations and organizes community service activities, as well as educational lectures. Additional service activities are planned for the year. For more information, contact PILS@law.lsu.edu.