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University of Houston Law Center students, staff and faculty volunteered at the Houston Food Bank. View more photos from the UH Law Center’s 2022 Community Service Day.

University of Houston Law Center students, staff and faculty volunteered at the Houston Food Bank. View more photos from the UH Law Center’s 2022 Community Service Day.

Oct. 04, 2022 — The 2022 Community Service Day held recently was an opportunity for the entering class at the University of Houston Law Center to bond with classmates, faculty and staff while participating in service projects. Volunteers spent time at the Houston Food Bank packing boxes for the Senior Box Program, which provides meals to low-income seniors. The UH Law Center team packed 630 boxes, equaling more than 22,000 pounds of food and over 18,000 meals. Meals that will help improve the health and nutrition of seniors across the Houston community.

“Each year the Law Center encourages the entering class to volunteer. It is important for our students to learn about the needs of our community and get to know each other,” said Leonard M. Baynes, Dean of the UH Law Center.

Lauren Simpson, University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Strategies, also conducted a Community Service Day project with sorting, packaging and labeling native plant seeds from wildlife habitat gardens. These seeds will be available for free to all UH Law Center students, staff and faculty throughout the year at the Law Center Library.

Professor Simpson has been selected by the Student Bar Association as the Outstanding Professor of the Year for the Law Center’s part-time program a record of five times. Outside of the classroom, Simpson has a passion for wildlife habitat gardening and pollinator conservation.

“We are very proud to have Professor Simpson on the Law Center faculty and appreciate her sharing her expertise with our volunteers. Many thanks to everyone for their time and support of these community service projects,” Baynes added.

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