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Northeastern University School of Law

Northeastern University School of Law
400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Renay Frankel
Managing Director, Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration
[email protected]
(617) 373-5914

Category or Type of Program

Public Service Graduation Requirement Program

Description of Programs

Students may meet the Public Interest Requirement in a variety of ways. These include: successfully completing a full-time public interest co-op in a public interest or government work setting; taking a law school clinic; performing 30 hours of pre-approved legal pro bono work; or completing a public interest independent study.

Location of Programs

The program is located in the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration.

Staffing/Management Oversight

Managing pro bono is not a dedicated staff position. The Managing Director of the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration supervises pro bono, along with other duties.


The pro bono program is funded through the law school.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

Although there is no formal pro bono policy, Northeastern faculty are heavily engaged in various pro bono projects focusing on an array of public interest issues. 


The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards annually recognize the accomplishments of individual graduate students in the greater Northeastern University community. Awards are given for research, practice-oriented education, and community service at an annual awards presentation program and reception in April. Northeastern law students typically receive one or more of these awards annually.

Alternative Winter or Spring Break Projects

Students can engage in school-organized pro bono opportunities during the week of Spring Break. 

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Quaime Lee
Assistant Dean, Center for Co-op & Career Development
[email protected]
(613) 373-7887

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

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Public Interest Centers

Northeastern has four Centers of Excellence. Our interdisciplinary centers, institutes and programs cross boundaries, climb mountains and explore prickly terrain to tackle big challenges, including those involving public health, human rights, civil rights, privacy and so much more. Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC); Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR); Center for Health Law and Policy (CHLP); Center for Law, Innovation, & Creativity (CLIC).

PI Career Support Center

The Center for Co-op and Career Development works with both employers and students in the job acquisition process and counsels students on all aspects of their co-op and post-graduate job experience, from job selection strategy to succeeding in the workplace.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

Since 1990, the LD/F Program has provided loan relief assistance to JD graduates pursuing careers with public interest law organizations. Since 1990, the program has provided more than $3 million to 425 graduates. Under the program, a portion of an eligible graduate's debt is initially deferred and ultimately forgiven if the recipient continues working in the public interest field for between three and five years.