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UI law students 'rock' for charity Oct. 28-29

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa law students will be making a case for charity Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 29 when members of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity hold back-to-back, day-long rocking chair marathons in the lobby of the Boyd Law Building.

Students will take turns rocking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to raise money for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, a national initiative to provide legal aid to children who are removed from their homes by state agencies.

Scott McLeod, a third-year law student and chair of the fraternity, says the students hope to raise $2,500 for CASA this year. A similar effort raised $1,600 last year.

The event will also feature "celebrity rockers" from the faculty, staff and administration of the law school.

"This is an opportunity for law students to raise money for a good cause and show their interest in helping out the community," says McLeod. "It's hard to miss rocking chairs in the lobby."

"The event also helps build camaraderie within the law school among students, faculty and staff," he says.

For more information, or to make pledges, contact the Hammond Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, c/o University of Iowa College of Law, Boyd Law Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242; or contact Scott McLeod at (319) 358-9666.