Leslie Thrope, director of the Center for Public Service Law, speaks during the Inspire! Awards ceremony, which is the culmination of P*Law week.

Cardozo's commitment to public service is highlighted every January during Public Service Week (P*LAW), a weeklong event that includes daily panels and workshops featuring topics pertinent to the practice of public interest law.

The school becomes abuzz with panelists, including legal practitioners and community advocates and organizers, who are invited by students to address important issues such as domestic violence, LGBT rights, prisoners' rights, immigration and education reform, youth representation, and environmental law. The climax of the week is Cardozo's Inspire! Awards ceremony and reception honoring students, alumni and faculty achievements in public service.