Directory

John Marshall Law School – Atlanta

John Marshall
Law School – Atlanta
[On Probation]
1422 West Peachtree St., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
www.johnmarshall.edu

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Renata D. Turner
Director of Pro Bono Outreach and Externships
P: (404) 872-3593 Ext. 251
Fax (404) 873-3802
E-mail

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by a Referral System with a Coordinator

Description of Programs

The Pro Bono Outreach and Externships (PBOE) Director maintains a list of pro bono organizations and opportunities. Students select the pro bono activity that interests them and contacts the organization to volunteer. Students provide the PBOE Director with the name of the organization and the number of hours worked. The PBOE keeps track of the hours each student volunteers. Students with the most volunteer hours are recognized at graduation and celebrated during the academic year.

Location of Programs

None listed

Staffing/Management/Oversight

The program is run by the Director of Pro Bono Outreach and Externships

Funding

School-funded

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Public Interest Law Society
Youth and the Law Summit

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

Faculty and staff are encouraged to volunteer for Pro Bono activities.

Professor Rapping is a 2009-2010 Fellow in the Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program at Harvard Law School and the Founder and Executive Director of the Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC).

Professor Kathleen Burch received the ACLU'S 2009 Volunteer Attorney Award for her work with the Civil Liberties seminar.

Awards/Recognition

Students who volunteer at least 75 hours in a school year receive Pro Bono Distinction recognition. Graduating students in the top 10% of their class for total pro bono hours accumulated during their law school career receive the Excellence in Pro Bono Service award. The student with the highest overall pro bono hours receive the Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears Pro Bono Award.

Community Service

Students are encouraged to participate in community service by allowing such time to count towards their pro bono credit hours. However, in order to receive pro bono recognition, at least 50% of their total volunteer hours must be legal work that provides assistance to persons of limited means or with a non-profit legal services provider.

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

None listed

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

None listed

Public Interest Centers

None listed

Public Interest Clinics

None listed

Externships/Internships

The Director of Pro Bono Outreach and Externships maintains a list of several public interest and pro bono externships for fall, spring and summer semesters.

Classes with a Public Service Component

ACLU Civil Liberties Seminar

Public Interest Journals

None listed

PI Career Support Center

None listed

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

None listed

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

As a member school of Equal Justice Works, JMLS students are eligible to apply for Equal Justice Works post-graduate fellowships.

Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Summer Fellowships

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

As a member school of Equal Justice Works, JMLS students are eligible to join the Equal Justice Works summer corps.

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

None listed

Student Public Interest Groups

Public Interest Law Society

August 7, 2018