About Pro Bono
The Pro Bono Initiative is a voluntary program with a three part mission: to provide skill building legal opportunities under the direct supervision of attorneys; to develop placements where alumni can volunteer, network and serve as mentors to law students; and to create awareness among law students of their professional and ethical responsibility to provide quality legal services to the disadvantage in our community.
The College of Law strongly encourages all students to perform at least fifty hours of volunteer service during their law school careers. Students who meet this benchmark are presented with a Certificate of Service at graduation.
We believe that law students who make pro bono work a part of their education will continue that commitment in their professional lives, helping to assure that all citizens receive quality legal services. The Initiative was founded on the ABA’s Rule 6.1 of the Model Rules of Conduct.
Watch the latest 2012 Pro Bono Celebration featuring a keynote by Stewart Ralphs: