At Appalachian School of Law, building exceptional lawyers, who are also exceptional citizens, is a hallmark of our academic program. ASL is so passionate about community service that our students are required to complete 25 hours of service each semester.

During their first semester, students satisfy this requirement by taking the mandatory Introduction to Community Service class, which meets once per week.

We seek to attract and shape students who see beyond themselves and become leaders in their community, now and in the future. Community service fosters this posture and prepares students for an impactful legal career of serving others.

Examples of Community Service Opportunities

For their required community service hours, ASL students may propose their own project or choose from a wide range of more than 50 projects, including such law-related ones as:

  • Volunteering for the local CASA program as Court-Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children
  • Providing assistance to Commonwealth attorneys, public defenders, public advocacy offices, and Legal Aid
  • Providing information about Advance Medical Directives at a local Remote Area Medical Clinic

Questions? Contact the ASL Community Service Office.

Academic Programs

Contact Community Service

Phone: (276) 244-1228

Jina Sauls
Director of Community Service & Personnel

Location & Hours

Room 133 of the Administrative Building
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday