George Mason University
Law School Pro Bono Programs
Senior Lecturer in Law
Formal voluntary pro bono program characterized by administrative support for student group projects.
Description of Programs
The Law School has over forty active student organizations, many of which offer pro bono opportunities. The Law School also has a student organization, the VBA Pro Bono Society, dedicated to promoting public service and pro bono among the students, faculty, and staff. The VBA Pro Bono Society, with the support of their faculty advisor, Professor Michael Davis, organizes volunteer and educational opportunities for its members and the Law School community as a whole. The Law School also partners with the student led Pro Bono Society to offer a Law School Pro Bono Pledge program. Students who take the Pro Bono Pledge commit to complete at least 50 hours of volunteer work before graduation, 35 of which must be law related. Students who fulfill their Pledge receive recognition at graduation. Students receive special recognition for completing at least 100 and 200 hours of pro bono work.
Location of Programs
The Law School's program is offered through a combination of offices, including Career Services and Student Affairs, and in conjunction with the student led VBA Pro Bono Society and the organization's faculty advisor.
Advising the Pro Bono Society is a portion of Professor Davis' service to the Law School, in addition to his other responsibilities as a full-time faculty member. Various administrative faculty also assist as part of their regular job duties.
The program is funded through the law school's operating budget.
Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono
Students do receive recognition for pro bono work.
Alternative Winter or Spring Break Projects
Law School Public Interest Programs
Assistant Professor of Law; Lola C. Reinsch Public Interest Fellow; Director, Liberty and Law Center
Public Interest Centers
PI Career Support Center
The Law School's Director, Career Services and Public Interest Programs, facilitates connections between public interest and nonprofit employers, including managing the Public Service Job Fair, coordinating public interest career events and summer fellowship funding, and advising students interested in public interest careers.
Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)
The Law School offers summer and limited post-grad fellowships for students working in the public sector.
November 2, 2023