Pro Bono Service
The primary goals of the Pro Bono Project are to: (1) provide students with real-life work experience related to future career choices; (2) foster an understanding of professionalism and idealism; (3) provide legal assistance to the underserved and underrepresented populations; and (4) encourage future pro bono involvement after graduation.
To this end, the Pro Bono Project seeks to match law students with practicing attorneys, legal service providers and nonprofit organizations to assist with cases that attorneys have taken for free or reduced rates. While providing much needed legal service to indigent clients and other underrepresented groups, students learn valuable legal skills and gain hands-on experience.
Students have several pro bono opportunities from which to choose:
- Help foreign citizens with asylum applications through the Refugee and Asylum Seekers Project (RASP).
- help arts organizations incorporate as nonprofits through the VLAA Nonprofit Incorporation Project.
- Perform legal research for pro bono attorneys or attorneys working for the government or nonprofit organizations through the Pro Bono Alliance (PBA).
- Volunteer at a variety of different legal organizations.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Walsh, Assistant Dean for Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314)935-5861.