Each year, the Citizen Lawyer Program organizes the First Year Service Challenge (FYSC), which challenges first-year law students to organize and participate in a volunteer activity in the community to underscore the importance of service in the legal profession. During orientation week the entering first year class is introduced to the challenge, meets with their respective class sections, and identifies section leaders to coordinate a community service project the section can take part in. During September, the participating sections complete their service challenges. FYCS participants and section leaders are recognized during CLP's Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony in October, and the section with the highest rate of participation is forever memorialized on the aptly named "House Cup." 


During the 2019 FYSC, the Class of 2022 completed 188 volunteer service hours at community-based organizations across Iowa City. Students volunteered with the Crowded Closet, Grow: Johnson County, CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Thank you to all of the students who participated in the 2019 FYCS, and special thanks to section leaders!

Finally, congratulations to Section 3 for having the highest rate or participation (89%) for its service project at Briarwood Healthcare Center!