Law students build for Habitat

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SMU Dedman Law students volunteer at a Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Build Saturday, Oct 25. (Courtesy of Maria Cross)

Dedman Law students put on their hard hats, and fastened their tool belts for a Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity build Saturday morning.

The build took place in the Cedar Crest neighborhood of Dallas and was led by experienced Habitat volunteers. Dedman Law students also joined in on their day off, as well as attorneys from Dallas-area firms.

Ashley Deweese, a third-year Dedman Law student, who is no stranger to volunteering, said she had never participated in a Habitat build before.

“It’s a lot harder than I thought, “ she said, acknowledging that the end result would be quite rewarding.

The Dedman School of Law Student Bar Association, Dedman School of Law Real Estate Law Association and The Dallas Bar Association sponsored the event, with over two-dozen volunteers in attendance.

Homeowners of Habitat homes, who are also on site due to requirements of the Habitat program, were grateful to all the volunteers, especially the law students.

“I feel like my house is going to be high-class
because of all the soon-to-be lawyers working on it, ” said Gabrielle Davidson,
the homeowner of the build. “It’s truly a blessing.”

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