Pro Bono Honors

Mandatory Pro Bono and Recognition for Extraordinary Volunteer Work

Recognition Levels

Beginning with the Fall 2015 entering class, all students will be required to perform at least 10 legal pro bono hours before registering for their last semester of classes.

All students are also eligible for the following recognition:

Students contributing 50 hours (25 of which is law related), will receive:

*Certificate signed by the Dean honoring your Pro Bono commitment
*Recognition during the Honors Reception

Students contributing 125 hours (75 of which is law related), will receive:

*Certificate signed by the Dean honoring your Pro Bono commitment
*Recognition during the Honors Reception
*Recognition at Graduation (in the Commencement Program)
*An honor cord to wear during the commencement ceremony
*Transcript notation as a Pro Bono Honors student 

What Qualifies for Pro Bono Hours?

Legal work: To qualify as legal work, the student must perform work that meets all of the following standards:

1. Under the supervision of a licensed attorney
2. Legal or law-related in nature
3. Without compensation
4. No academic credit awarded
5. Directly or indirectly addresses the legal needs of low-income clients, traditionally underrepresented  population, groups or organizations

 
Non-legal work (Community service work): To qualify as non-legal work, the student must perform work that meets all of the following standards:

1. Work done for a public interest organization
2. Without compensation
3. No academic credit awarded
4. Directly or indirectly addresses the needs of low-income individuals, groups, or organizations.