chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.

University of Akron

University of Akron School of Law
150 University Avenue
Akron, OH 44325

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Joann Sahl
Clinical Professor and Blake C. McDowell, Jr. Professor of Law
[email protected]
(330) 972-8540

Alisa N. Benedict O’Brien
Assistant Dean of Career Services
[email protected]

Category Type

Pro Bono Graduation Requirement Program

Description of Programs

Students are required to complete 30 hours of pro bono and community service.

Location of Programs

With the clinical/externship program.


Pro bono staff also serves as clinical faculty and Dean of Career Services/Externships.


The pro bono program is funded through the law school’s operating budget.

 Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono



Awards for completing 150 hours or more; Awards and cords at graduation for completing 300 hours or more; firm-sponsored award to top 2 graduates (most hours for full-time and part-time programs)Community Service

Alternative Winter or Spring Break Programs


Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Alisa Benedict O’Brien
Assistant Dean of Career Services
[email protected] 

Certificate/Curriculum Programs


Public Interest Centers


PI Career Support Center

Career services offers programming and counseling on public service. There is also an annual Government and Public Interest Fair.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)