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Raise the Bar with Day of Service on January 27

Cyrus Jamnejad (’09), Meggie Choi (’09), Yeerik Moy (’09), and
Scott Brown (’09)

This semester’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service is offering several different projects for students, faculty and staff of the University of Minnesota Law School.  There are projects at the Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Common Bonds, volunteering for the United Way at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, and many more.  The activities will be either Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon. 

A strong turnout is expected again this semester.  Students, faculty and staff may sign-up for the Day of Service at a table in the sub-plaza or through the sign-up sheet that is being emailed to the entire student body.  Family and friends are also welcome to participate in the Day of Service.

Joanie Simon (’09), Jenny
Huang (’08), Jeff Mulder (’08), Tiffanea Trice (’08), and Professor Carol Chomsky

This past September, the group Raise the Bar sponsored its second Day of Service, and more than 120 students, staff, and faculty volunteered on a variety of projects throughout the Twin Cities. Raise the Bar was founded in January 2006 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy.

Co-founders Sarah Corris (class of 2008) and Jane Gazman (class of 2007) believe that the responsibility as lawyers includes being involved in our community through volunteerism and advocacy and hope that creating a Day of Service for the law school community will foster that belief.


Josh Jones (’09)

After an overwhelming response to the first Day of Service last January, Raise the Bar officers decided to organize a service day each semester, with special emphasis on Martin Luther King for the January event. In the future, Raise the Bar hopes to invite local alumni to participate in this worthwhile and rewarding service experience. This year’s officers are co-chairs Lauren Baird (class of 2008), Betsy Flanagan (class of 2008), and Sarah Corris; treasurer Leaf McGregor (class of 2008); and officers Jane Gazman, and Angie Munoz (class of 2008).

The 2007 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service will take place on January 27. For more information, contact Betsy Flanagan (flan0145@umn.edu) or Lauren Baird (baird045@umn.edu).