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University of Dayton School of Law

University of Dayton School of Law
300 College Park
112 Keller Hall
Dayton, OH 45469
law.udayton.edu/home

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Tim Swensen
Assistant Dean
E-mail
P: (937) 229-3215

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by Administrative Support for Student Group Projects

Description of Programs

Program started October 2000.

Location of Programs

Stand-Alone Program

Staffing/Management/Oversight

There is a half-time administrator, 20 hours per week.

Funding

There is no budget beyond the salary of the coordinator.

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

VLSP – Students, with oversight of faculty members and local attorneys, provided variety legal services for indigent clients.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

None listed

Awards/Recognition

All students who devote a significant amount of time to pro bono service during their law school careers will be recognized formally at graduation, will wear a special cord at the ceremony, and receive a special notation on their transcripts designating their service.

Community Service

Community service is promoted by the Campus Ministry and by numerous student organizations.

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Julie Jackson
Program Coordinator and Counselor
E-mail
P: (937) 229-3215

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

None listed

Public Interest Centers

The Office of Social Justice, which is funded by a two-year grant and run by Gabrielle Williamson, oversees the school activities. The Office of Social Justice and the School of Law's Clinic collaborate on projects.

Public Interest Clinics

The School of Law's Clinic – The School of Law's Clinic accepts cases for those who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. In addition to working directly with clients, students enrolled in the credit-bearing clinic also take a class to develop skills.

Externships/Internships

The School of Law offers a judicial externship placement (county, state or federal court) for second or third year students.

Classes with a Public Service Component

Health Care Law – Professor Vernelia Randall's Health Care Law class requires enrolled students to volunteer in nursing homes. For more information, contact 937/229-3378 or E-mail.

Public Interest Journals

The School of Law sponosrs a quarterly social justice column in the Dayton Lawyer Magazine, a publication for law graduates and others in community.

PI Career Support Center

UDSL hosted a number of workshops and programs designed to educate students about the multiple virtues of available public service employment opportunities.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

None, but the School of Law is exploring the possibility of establishing a program.

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

The School offers 10-15 $1,000-1,500 scholarship annually for community involvement. For more information, contact Janet Hines, Director of Admissions at 937/229-3555. The amounts and number of scholarships awarded vary, depending on funds earmarked in the school budget.

Social Justice Scholarship - Eligibility for Social Justice Scholarship Consideration is limited to current first and second-year law students who are in good academic standing at the School of Law. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of commitment to public service/pro bono work and/or an expressed intention to undertake such work during the coming summer and possibly upon graduation. While it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of the types of public service and pro bono work that would qualify a student for consideration of the Social Justice Awards, the following may be suggestive: Legal Aid and public defender offices; youth and family service organizations; or various nonprofit organizations (e.g., civil rights-civil liberties groups; religious organizations; environmental groups).

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:

None listed

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

A lecture series is in the planning stages. Gilvary Symposium was privately funded on the topic of law, religion & social justice.

Student Public Interest Groups

Public Interest Law Organization

Student Volunteer Lawyers' Project

August 6, 2018