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January 07, 2019 Law School Pro Bono

AALS Releases Law Student Pro Bono Hours Survey

The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) recently released their report on the number of hours law schools contribute to pro bono and legal services. The AALS report found that, "In fall of 2018, 84 law schools reported that 16,502 law students in the class of 2018* contributed 3,481,066.11 hours in legal services as part of their legal education, an average of about 211 hours per student. Independent Sector, a nonprofit organization coalition, estimates the value of volunteer time to be $24.69 an hour. Using this number, the total value of the students’ time at these schools is estimated to be in excess of $85.9 million. The schools represent approximately 48 percent of students in American Bar Association accredited law schools in the class of 2018."

Read their exciting report on the great work being done by America’s law students to support pro bono and legal services here.