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U.Va. law students set pro bono record

Monday - 3/19/2012, 3:56pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia law students have set a school record for volunteering their time and legal services to help people who can't afford to hire attorneys.

More than 200 students at the School of Law logged about 10,000 hours of pro bono work during winter recess. That broke the record of 177 students who logged more than 8,000 hours during the 2010-2011 winter recess.

Assistant dean Kimberly Emery tells The Daily Progress ( that most of the students participated between New Year's Day and the beginning of classes.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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