Pro Bono Placement Project for First-Year Law Students

What is the Pro Bono Placement Project?
“Pro Bono Placements” is a project sponsored by the Center for Social Justice and Public Service and the Office of Career Management (OCM) to assist students with identifying and securing legal related pro bono volunteer positions at non-profit or public service organizations during the academic year. The Project allows students to serve community legal needs while building invaluable skills.

How many hours are required to volunteer at a Pro Bono Placement?
The volunteer placements are typically for one semester; however, the organization and student may agree to extend the time. Placements are 3-10 hours per week, as determined by the student and the organization. Students are required to sign a pledge reflecting the agreed upon volunteer commitment. Volunteer hours count towards the Pro Bono Recognition Program.

How can I find out about Placement Project organizations?
We are working on the specifics for the Spring 2021 program and will post those as soon as we can. Please check back with us.

When do the volunteer opportunities begin?
Volunteer hours begin in late January and end in late April.