List of Responding Schools
Pro Bono Program Office, Department of Student Affairs
The Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program is administered by the Assistant Director in the Office of Public Interest. The office of Public Interest is separate from, but works closely with, the Office of Career and Professional Development. See www.wcl.american.edu/publicinterest.
The community service program is administered by Ms. Jina Sauls, the Director of Community Service.
Stand Alone Program – Rebecca White Berch Pro Bono Center, named for the Vice-Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, & open to all pro bono groups and students involved with pro bono efforts.
The Career Services Office provides information regarding various community service opportunities. After completing the 40 hour pro bono requirement, students are required to submit a description of their activities to the Registrar.
Office of Career Services
Boston College Law School
East Wing 210
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
The Pro Bono Program is housed within the Office of Career Development and Public Service ("CDO").
Pubic Services Program Office
Career & Professional Development Office
Campbell Law School
225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 304
Raleigh, NC 27603
Office of Professional Development
The program is housed in the Office of Career and Professional Development but is also closely aligned with the law school's Office of Law and Social Justice Initiatives.
Department of Career Services
With the Clinical and Externship Programs
The Law School Clinics houses the public service graduation requirement program while the Office of Student Affairs which provides administrative support to independent student run pro bono projects. The Career Planning Office publicizes pro bono opportunities open to individual students and groups.
With clinical program
Social Justice Initiatives is a free-standing department of the Law School that offers public interest career counseling and programming and administers the Pro Bono Program.
Creighton Poverty Law Program, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178
The Center for Public Interest Law
The 40,000-square-foot Neal and Bea Smith Law Center houses the Law School’s clinical programs and includes classrooms, conference rooms, offices, a library, courtroom, and atrium.
The legal clinic courtroom with state-of-the-art technology is used for a variety of educational purposes and is also available for Iowa district court hearings, which are typically open for student observation.
The Pro Bono Program is administered out of the Pro Bono Service Office, which is housed within the Law School. The Pro Bono Service Requirement is one of the three prongs of Experiential Learning at Drexel Law (Pro Bono, Co-op, and Clinical Programs).
The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono is a center operating independently but collaboratively with many other departments at Duke Law School to provide pro bono service opportunities, public interest activities, counseling, career enhancement and leadership development to the student body.
The program falls within the law school programming and is housed in the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education, 912-914 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
The Tribone Center, located on the doorstep of the City of Pittsburgh enables Duquesne students to fully immerse themselves in the rich diversity of the surrounding community. The Center is a hub for experiential student learning, combining education with practical legal experience and professional mentorship for students in order to serve the public.
The Elon Pro Bono Program is located in the Office of Student Affairs
The program is coordinated by Rita A. Sheffey, the Assistant Dean of Public Service
The Career Services Office administers the programs with assistance and input of faculty and staff.
The program is located administratively within the Office of the Academic Dean who monitors the academic progress of students in completing the graduation requirements.
The Program is coordinated by the Student Affairs Office at Florida State University College of Law.
The Public Interest Resource Center
The George Washington University Law School
The Pro Bono Program is administered by the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS). OPICS provides career counseling to students pursuing public interest and government employment options, and encourages and facilitates pro bono and community service by all members of the Georgetown Law community.
Center for Access to Justice
The Law Student Pro Bono Program is administered by One-Justice. The Assistant Director for Public Interest programs promotes public interest and pro bono programs and opportunities independently and through the general outreach of the Law Career Services Office. The Assistant Director for Public Interest Programs has an office in the Law Career Services Office.
Gonzaga's Center for Law in Public Service and Moderate Means Program offices are part of the law school's Center for Professional Development. The Center's placement within the Center for Professional Development highlights the importance of pro bono service as an integral component of a lawyer's professional obligation. Staff members from the Center for Law in Public Service and the Center for Professional Development collaborate to encourage student participation in pro bono and public interest work throughout their legal careers, beginning with their time in law school. The Center for Law in Public Service has its own suite of offices on the 3rd floor of the law school, where students collaborate with the CLiPS staff attorney on pro bono and public interest initiatives.
The program is administered by the part-time Associate Director of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs and the part-time Attorney-Advisor for LL.M. Pro Bono Program. Administrative assistance is also provided.
The Law School's Pro Bono and Public Service Committee oversees the Public Service Certificate Program.
The Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program is coordinated through the Equal Justice Program housed in the Clinical Law Center.
The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) has an office housed with the clinical programs at Chicago-Kent.
The Pro Bono Program is housed in the Office of Professional Development. In addition to overseeing the Pro Bono Program, the director provides public interest and general practice counseling to students.
With Clinical Program
Career & Professional Development Center
Center for Career & Professional Development.
Stand-alone – Public Interest Law Department
The Public Service Law Center is located and integrated within the Career Resources suite.
The Gillis Long Student Pro Bono Program is a part of the endowed Gillis Long Poverty Law Center.
Pro bono is coordinated through the Office of Public Service by two full time staff members and a part time program assistant.
MJF has a central administrative office off site, but has a staff member on site at Hamline 30 hours/week. That staff person shares space with the Student Bar Association in an area of high student traffic, and works closely with the Career Services Office.
Career Services Office: https://www.nesl.edu/career-services
The Public Service Certificate Program is housed in the Office of Public Interest and Community Service, within the Office of Professional Development.
Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and numerous student groups.
The program is housed in the Clinical Legal Program.
The program is managed by the Administration.
NIU College of Law
Office of Career Opportunities & Professional Development
Swen Parson Hall - Room 280
DeKalb, IL 60115
The Office of Student Affairs
The Mandatory Service Graduation Requirement and the Pro Bono Honor Program are administered by the Public Interest Programs.
Professional Career and Development Center: http://law.okcu.edu/index.php/pcdc/experiential-programs/
The Miller Pro Bono Program is housed with Penn State Law's Center for Public Interest Law and Advocacy.
Malibu and the greater Los Angeles area.
The Office of Law Career & Alumni Services
The pro bono requirement is administered by the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education at the School of Law.
Eric Neisser Public Interest Program
The Public Interest Center administers the Law School's Pro Bono Service Project.
Center for Legal and Social Justice
2507 N.W. 36th Street
San Antonio, TX 78228
The Pro Bono Program is administered through the Office for Career Development, which is located in the Center for Professional Development.
Cumberland School of Law, Robinson Hall Room 215
Office of Career Services
The Access to Justice Institute is located in its own office/reception area within the Law School.
With the Clinical Program (Center for Social Justice).
The Pro Bono Honors Program is a freestanding department within the law school. It is housed with the Clinical Programs and the Director currently serves as Associate Dean of Clinical Studies.
Stand-Alone Program. See www.law.smu.edu/public-service
The Student Affairs Office, Public Service Program, Career Services Office, Legal Clinic and Externship Program assist with and coordinate pro bono and public interest opportunities.
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stetson University College of Law
The Pro Bono Program is located within the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service, a stand-alone center within the law school which offers public service career advising and programming, and administers the Pro Bono Program.
Office of Student Affairs, Clinical Programs, Externship Program, and Career Services Office
Office of Career Services, Dineen Hall, Suite 214
The Director of Public Interest Programs coordinates all aspects of the pro bono program: the fall volunteer fair, maintains relationships with local public interest organizations as well as the private bar to maintain and create pro bono opportunities for students.
The Equal Justice Program is located on the law school campus and administered by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.
Office of Student Affairs/Services.
Each campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School offers equivalent pro bono, volunteer and public service opportunities to students through the Career and Professional Development Office, and the Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism. Alliance and partnership programs are administered by, and can be accessed through these on-campus offices.
300 S. Capital Ave.
Lansing, MI 48901
Grand Rapids Campus
111 Commerce Ave., S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Auburn Hills Campus
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
The program is located in Suite 216, Weinmann Hall, along with the Tulane Public Service Externship Program office. http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsNews/newsItem.aspx?id=9800&terms=pro+bono+program
The University of Akron School of Law Legal Clinic.
Public Interest Institute
The main program is headquartered at the SALA VLP office at:
2343 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85719
Students who participate in the Domestic Relations Clinic and the Advice-Only Project will meet at the VLP headquarters.
The Self Service Center Clinic and Minor Guardianship Court Projects are held at the Pima County Superior Court:
110 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
The Bankruptcy Court Reaffirmation Hearings are held at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona:
38 S. Scott Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Housed with the Clinical Programs
With the externship program
Office of Career Services. See: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/cs_index.asp
Location varies by project for student-coordinated pro bono projects. Pro bono hour tracking and a pro bono referral list are maintained through the Career Development Office.
The Externships and Pro Bono Programs Office is located at UC Hastings and is readily accessible to students.
Location varies by project. Many projects allow student to volunteer in the community while others allow for work to be completed remotely. Pro bono hour tracking and project assignments are coordinated by the Director of Public Interest Programs, Anna Davis, and the Public Interest Coordinator, Katie Rohner.
The Pro Bono Service Initiative is administered through the Office of Career Services; see http://www.law.uchicago.edu/publicinterest/probono for more information.
Center for Professional Development
The Public Service Pledge Program is a part of the Schaden Experiential Learning Program at University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado.
Office of Career Services
The Public Interest Office located within the Legal Externship Program office.
Office of Career Services. See www.law.ufl.edu/career/probono.
Largely in the School of Law
Stand-Alone Program. See www.hawaii.edu/probono
The Pro Bono Program has a paid part-time Director responsible for all of its activities. Jack McMahon, Program Director, reports to the Associate Dean for Administration and Student Affairs. A Pro Bono Advisory Committee of faculty members and students works with the Program Director to approve pro bono placements, increase student involvement, and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
Office of Student Affairs and Office of Career Services
Iowa Law's Pro Bono Projects are coordinated by the Citizen Lawyer Program.
The pro bono program is within the office of career services.
Within the Office of Professional Development: http://louisville.edu/law/intranet/professional-development/public-service-program
Career Services Office
Clinical Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
The Pro Bono Program is located within the Career Services Office, which is part of the law school's Office of Student Engagement and Professional Development.
The Pro Bono Program is implemented by the Career Services Office at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center is the focal point for pro bono and community service opportunities. The Resource Center is located in the Law Library on the Law School Campus.
The University of Michigan Law School's Pro Bono Program is located within the Office of Public Service. http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/PublicService/Probono.htm
The U of M Law School provides MJF with office space for both the Staff Attorney and the organization's administrative staff within the law school building. The office is located next to the Career and Professional Development Center for the convenience of students looking to gain practical experience.
Within the Clinical Program
With Clinical Program
The program is coordinated by the Office of Career Development and Student Services and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Some clinics are available in the School of Law building, others are available other places on campus and in the Missoula community.
Associate Dean for Admission and Student Affairs
The University of New Hampshire School of Law is administered by the Director of the Social Justice Institute. The Social Justice Institute is separate from but works closely with the Office of Career Services.
The first year pro bono program includes student participation in community events throughout the Albuquerque area.
The Law Clinic is an integrated part of the law school with an Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and a full-time staff of clinical law faculty. The Clinic operates as a law office and is open year-round.
The Externship Program is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. The classroom component is taught by regular law school faculty, and students are advised about fieldwork opportunities and report their hours to the staff of the Office of Career Services.
Office of Student Development http://www.law.unc.edu/probono/
University of Oklahoma College of Law and sites throughout Oklahoma
The Public Law and Policy Program Office
The Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) is the hub of public service at Penn Law.
It is located in the Students Affairs Office
Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service is located at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond's Main Campus, with some operations also occurring at UR Downtown in downtown Richmond.
Public Service Board and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Stand-Alone Program. http://www.law.sc.edu/probono/
USD School of Law
A Stand Alone Program
Stand-alone program involving several offices and groups. The primary contact for the U.T. Pro Bono program is:
R Brad Morgan
Access to Justice and Mentoring Programs Coordinator
University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Avenue, Suite 157
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1810
Telephone (Office): (865) 974-2492
Facsimile: (865) 974-3068
The Pro Bono Program which was formerly launched during Fall 2009 is a division of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, which was created in April 2004.
The programs are part of the curriculum of the law school. Both components, community service and clinics, are required for graduation.
The Pacific McGeorge Career Development Office serves as the on-campus location, while OneJustice communicates with Pacific McGeorge from its office in San Francisco. See www.pic.org
Office of Professional Development
Within the Professional Development Office
Stand Alone Program - The Pro Bono Initiative is operated independently from other law school programs and has an office that is located in the College of Law.
The UVA Law Pro Bono Program is located in SL245a.
The Career Planning Office oversees the externship program and the collaborative externship program which are two of the components that can fulfill the Public Service Graduation Requirement. The CPO administers the Voluntary Pro Bono Program, the Pro Bono Honors Program. Guidelines for identifying, registering, and completing public service externships and pro bono placements are available in the CPO and are available on the CPO website. https://www.law.washington.edu/Career/Students/Externship/default.aspx and http://www.law.washington.edu/Career/Students/ProBono/default.aspx
The Clinical Law Program oversees and administers all of the law school clinics, which also can fulfill the Public Service Graduation Requirement. Information about the Clinical Law Program: http://www.law.washington.edu/Clinics/Default.aspx
The Pro Bono Program is housed in the Economic Justice Institute, the University of Wisconsin Law School's civil legal clinic that addresses economic inequality and poverty.
Career Planning Center/Law School Registrar
Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Strategy and Advancement. See http://www.law.villanova.edu/studentservices/careerstrategy/
The Pro Bono Project and Public Interest Initiative are located in the Worrell Professional Center on the main campus of Wake Forest University. The office of the Director of Outreach is located in the Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach of on the second floor of the Worrell Professional Center.
Portions of the program exist as a "stand-alone" program and others exist within the clinical or externship program.
Office of Student Affairs
All pro bono programs are physically based within the law school. The programs primarily serve persons in the Detroit area, with the exception of the Hurricane Relief Network, which sent approximately 12 Wayne State law students to New Orleans in March 2007.
The program is operated by the Appalachian Center for Law and Public Service at the College of Law.
The location of the pro bono program at Western New England University School of Law is located in the Career Services Office.
The Public Service Program is sited in the Career Services Office in Suite 212.
Whittier Law School is in the process of reorganizing its pro bono programs into a single administrative structure. Currently, some programs are contained within the school's clinical programming, some in career services, and some with individual student groups.
Administrators and faculty assist students in organizing pro bono involvement in both the legal and non legal communities.
The office of Career Services organizes annual programs and panel discussions providing information on public interest careers and immediate volunteer opportunities. The office assists public interest groups in organizing On Common Ground, the annual auction, food/clothing.
The clinic offers volunteer opportunities to all students, not just those enrolled in clinical courses.
The Center for Children's Rights invites schoolwide participation in informations and involvement programs.
The Public Interest Resource Center is a stand-alone program. It works cooperatively with other offices and departments such as career development, the clinics, and the externship program, but it is an independent entity with its own director.
On the Wilmington campus, the Public Interest Resource Center is a stand-alone program. It works cooperatively with other offices and departments such as career development, the clinics, and the externship program, but it is an independent entity with its own director.
On the Harrisburg Campus, the Public Interest Initiative is housed in the Career Development Office and is directed by Karen Durkin, Director of Career Development.
The Associate Director of Career Services administers the Pro Bono Honors Program.
All programs, except credit-bearing clinics, are administered through the Office of Externships and Public Service. Credit-bearing clinics are administered by the Clinics Office.
The Center for Public Service Law