McGeorge School of Law

Capital Commendation for Public Service

McGeorge’s Capital Center for Law & Policy recognizes students who give their time to others through:

  • Pro bono legal services
  • Unpaid community service

As an ongoing Capital Commendation student, you will be invited to a yearly recognition reception. At graduation, you will receive a certificate and medal for your achievement, recognition at the annual senior luncheon, and special notation in the commencement program. You may earn the Capital Commendation at the following levels, based on your total hours devoted to service during law school:

  • Admirable Commitment (50 hours)
  • Superior Commitment (100 hours)
  • Extraordinary Commitment (150 hours)

You can find opportunities get involved in through:

  • Service events sponsored or promoted by the law school, such as the Citizenship Fair, Reading Partners or the Justice Bus Spring Break Service Trip
  • Student group events to provide service or raise funds to support service, such as the Women’s Caucus Wine-Tasting and Auction and the Public Legal Services Society (PLSS) Auction
  • Other non-legal community service like local clean-up events, service nights and volunteer mentoring
How to Apply

Register and log your hours: