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 demonstrate the professional responsibility of those in the legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the under served in the community who otherwise would not have access to the justice system.
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. In addition, law students are introduced to a broad variety of substantial areas of law and methods of practice.
Watch the latest 2012 Pro Bono Celebration featuring a keynote by Stewart Ralphs: