March 19, 2020

Law Students Available for Pro Bono Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Communities across the United States are experiencing significant impacts of the spread of COVID-19. One of these impacts is an increase in unique, urgent legal needs. Attorneys across the country are working nearly non-stop to ensure that those impacted by COVID-19 have access to appropriate legal services. 


In support of these efforts, over 300 law students, paralegals, and student paralegals have offered to provide remote pro bono support for COVID-related matters. These students stand ready to provide research, drafting, and other support to attorneys. Examples of projects students may assist on include 

  • research regarding paid leave policies 
  • drafting for bail motions 
  • supporting efforts to seek release from immigration custody

If attorneys are interested in receiving student support on their COVID-19 related matters, they should fill out this form

If students are interested in providing support, they should fill out this form

Questions and concerns can be directed to Alyssa Leader (aleader@live.unc.edu), a student helping to coordinate this pro bono effort.