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Directory of Law School Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs

This Directory of Law School Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs provides current information on law school public interest and pro bono programs and curricula. The information is based on survey responses received from law schools, content previously provided, and public information. This Directory is not an endorsement of the schools listed, but rather a compilation of the public interest/pro bono programs offered by the schools.

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Resources for current and prospective law students and law schools seeking pro bono and public interest opportunities, information and support.

50-hour Mandatory Pro Bono Admission Requirement White Paper

The ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is pleased to release a white paper concerning New York’s 50-hour mandatory pro bono admission requirement and its potential application in other states. We’ll continue to monitor and revise this report as further developments occur across the country. Please direct any updates in your state to steve.grumm@americanbar.org.

How to Use this Directory

To access information about a particular law school, click on Select a Law School and follow the link to the school in which you are interested. For example, if you want to view the listing of the University of California Davis School of Law, click the link to the school and click on the sub-category (ies) of interest.

To obtain information about specific categories and the law schools offering such programs, click on Select a Category and click the link to the desired category. For example, to view all law schools that offer public interst clinics go to the Category page and click on Public Interest Clinics, then follow the links to view information about program offerings of the specific schools listed.

To review the definitions of each sub-category of public interest programs/curricula and pro bono programs, visit our Definitions page.

To view a directory of law school pro bono and public interest staff and faculty contacts, visit our Law school Staff Contacts page .

We encourage law school staff and faculty to submit updates when new programs are created, changed or discontinued. Learn more about submitting updates.

Updated: 10/9/2013

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