The Pro Bono Program
Why We Serve
“As far back as judges and lawyers have existed, the pursuit of equal justice for all, rich and poor alike, has been the hallmark of our profession.”
—CHIEF JUDGE JONATHAN LIPPMAN, State of New York, Court of Appeals
The Law School’s Pro Bono Program embodies that vision that all law students will volunteer to end the justice gap, enhance their legal education and cultivate a life-long commitment to providing pro bono legal services to the poor and underrepresented.
Established in 1999, the Law School’s Pro Bono Program develops projects and opportunities for students to engage in pro bono;
• supports students and their supervising attorneys;
• cooperates with outside organizations to increase the availability of legal services to those in need; and
• works to inculcate students with an ethic of service and commitment to pro bono throughout their professional careers.
More: Why Do Pro Bono?
Pro Bono Facts, 2016-17
students logged hours
Class of 2017 graduates completed the 75-hour challenge
students logged hours at 91 organizations