Students Plant Roots for Future

April 2, 2012 | By Nikki Cuenca, OU Law PR Intern

Hectic schedules didn’t stop law students from coming out March 29 to plant trees on the north side of OU Law in celebration of Arbor Day and Law Week. Even though several students had moot court right after, their suits, ties and pencil skirts didn’t keep them from helping the cause. OU has celebrated Arbor Day for years with annual tree plantings campus-wide, but this is the first year law students have planted trees outside of the law school.

Incoming Student Bar Association President Camal Pennington said he loves seeing the students come together to build camaraderie. Pennington says he participates because his love and passion for OU and the law school.

“Lawyers are required to do pro-bono work,” he explains. “Community service not only help us in law school, but in life overall.”

First-Year Andy Dark believes it’s really important for the student body to come together outside the classroom for community service.

“It’s cool that we can change the appearance of our campus to make it more beautiful,” Dark said. “I want to be able to come back 20 years from now with my kids to see what I was a part of.”

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