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Law School Pro Bono Programs - Location of Programs

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Albany Law School: Albany Law School

Pro Bono Program Office, Department of Student Affairs




American University: Washington College of Law

The Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program is administered by the Assistant Director in the Office of Public Interest. The office of Public Interest is separate from, but works closely with, the Office of Career and Professional Development. See www.wcl.american.edu/publicinterest.




Appalachian School of Law: Appalachian School of Law

The community service program is administered by Ms. Jina Sauls, the Director of Community Service.




Arizona State University: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Stand Alone Program – Rebecca White Berch Pro Bono Center, named for the Vice-Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, & open to all pro bono groups and students involved with pro bono efforts.




Arizona Summit Law School:




Ave Maria: School of Law




Barry University: School of Law

The Career Services Office provides information regarding various community service opportunities. After completing the 40 hour pro bono requirement, students are required to submit a description of their activities to the Registrar.




Baylor University: Baylor University Law School




Boston College: Boston College Law School

Office of Career Services
Boston College Law School
East Wing 210
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459




Boston University: Boston University School of Law

The Pro Bono Program is housed within the Office of Career Development and Public Service ("CDO").




Brigham Young University: J. Reuben Clark Law School




Brooklyn Law School: Brooklyn Law School

Pubic Services Program Office




California Western: California Western School of Law

Office of Career Services




Campbell University: Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Campbell Law School
225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 304
Raleigh, NC 27603




Capital University Law School: Capital University Law School

Office of Professional Development




Case Western Reserve University: Case Western Reserve University Law School




Catholic University of America: Columbus School of Law

The program is housed in the Office of Career and Professional Development but is also closely aligned with the law school's Office of Law and Social Justice Initiatives.




Chapman University: Chapman University School of Law

With the externship program




Charleston School of Law: Charleston School of Law

Department of Career Services




Charlotte School of Law:

With the Clinical and Externship Programs




City University of New York: City University of New York Law at Queens College

The Law School Clinics houses the public service graduation requirement program while the Office of Student Affairs which provides administrative support to independent student run pro bono projects. The Career Planning Office publicizes pro bono opportunities open to individual students and groups.




Cleveland State University: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

With clinical program




Columbia University: Columbia University School of Law

The Center for Public Interest Law is a free-standing department of the Law School which offers public interest career counseling and programming, and administers the Pro Bono Program, summer




Cornell: Cornell Law School




Creighton University: School of Law




DePaul University: College of Law

The Center for Public Interest Law




Drake University: Drake University Law School

Drake University Law School Neal & Bea Legal Clinic




Drexel University: Earle Mack School of Law

The Pro Bono Program is administered out of the Pro Bono Service Office, which is housed within the Law School. The Pro Bono Service Requirement is one of the three prongs of Experiential Learning at Drexel Law (Pro Bono, Co-op, and Clinical Programs).




Duke University: Duke University School of Law

The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono is a center operating independently but collaboratively with many other departments at Duke Law School to provide pro bono service opportunities, public interest activities, counseling, career enhancement and leadership development to the student body.




Elon University: School of Law

The Elon Pro Bono Program is located in the Office of Student Affairs




Emory University: Emory University School of Law

The program is coordinated by Professor Shalf, Director, Externship Program

.




Faulkner University: Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

The Career Services Office administers the programs with assistance and input of faculty and staff.




Florida A&M University: College of Law




Florida Coastal School of Law: Florida Coastal School of Law

With Faculty




Florida International University: University College of Law

The program is located administratively within the Office of the Academic Dean who monitors the academic progress of students in completing the graduation requirements.




Florida State University: Florida State University College of Law

The Program is coordinated by the Student Affairs Office at Florida State University College of Law.




Fordham University: Fordham University School of Law

The Public Interest Resource Center




George Mason University: School of Law




George Washington University: George Washington University Law School

With Faculty – The Pro Bono Program is organized through the Pro Bono Subcommittee of the Law School's faculty-student Public Interest Committee.




Georgetown University: Georgetown University Law Center

The Pro Bono Program is administered by the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS). OPICS provides career counseling to students pursuing public interest and government employment options, and encourages and facilitates pro bono and community service by all members of the Law Center community.




Golden Gate University: School of Law

The Law Student Pro Bono Program is administered by One-Justice. The Assistant Director for Public Interest programs promotes public interest and pro bono programs and opportunities independently and through the general outreach of the Law Career Services Office. The Assistant Director for Public Interest Programs has an office in the Law Career Services Office.




Gonzaga University: Gonzaga University School of Law

With faculty




Hamline University: Hamline University School of Law

MJF has a central administrative office off site, but has a staff member on site at Hamline 30 hours/week. That staff person shares space with the Student Bar Association in an area of high student traffic, and works closely with the Career Services Office.




Harvard University: Harvard Law School

The Pro Bono Service Program merged with the Office of Clinical Programs in fall 2005. Students are encouraged to take a clinical course with a placement as a more intensive pro bono experience.




Hofstra University: Hofstra University School of Law

The Law School's Pro Bono and Public Service Committee oversees the Public Service Certificate Program.




Howard University: Howard University School of Law

The Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program is coordinated through the Equal Justice Program housed in the Clinical Law Center.




Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago-Kent College of Law

The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) has an office housed with the clinical programs at Chicago-Kent.




Indiana University: Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis

The Pro Bono Program is housed in the Office of Professional Development. In addition to overseeing the Pro Bono Program, the director provides public interest and general practice counseling to students.




Indiana University: Maurer School of Law (Bloomington)

http://law.indiana.edu/students/clinic/probono/




Inter American University of Puerto Rico: Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law

With Clinical Program




John Marshall: Law School




John Marshall: Law School – Atlanta




Lewis & Clark: Lewis & Clark Law School

Career & Professional Development Center




Liberty University: School of Law

Center for Career & Professional Development.




Louisiana State University: Paul M. Hebert Law Center




Loyola Law School: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Stand-alone – Public Interest Law Department




Loyola University Chicago: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

The Public Service Law Center is located and integrated within the Career Resources suite.




Loyola University New Orleans: Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

The Gillis Long Student Pro Bono Program is a part of the endowed Gillis Long Poverty Law Center.




Marquette University: Marquette University Law School

Pro bono is coordinated through the Office of Public Service by a fulltime pro bono director.




Mercer University: School of Law




Michigan State University: College of Law




Mississippi College: Mississippi College School of Law




New England School of Law: New England School of Law

Center for Law and Social Responsibility. See www.nesl.edu/clsr/.




New York Law School: New York Law School

The Public Service Certificate Program is housed in the Office of Public Interest and Community Service, within the Office of Professional Development.




New York University: New York University School of Law

Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and numerous student groups.




North Carolina Central: North Carolina Central School of Law

The program is housed in the Clinical Legal Program.




Northeastern University: Northeastern University School of Law

The program is managed by the Administration.




Northern Illinois University: Northern Illinois University College of Law

The Office of Career Opportunities and Development.




Northern Kentucky University: Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Office of Student Affairs




Northwestern University: Northwestern University School of Law

The Office of Student Affairs




Notre Dame: Notre Dame Law School




Nova Southeastern University: Shepard Broad Law Center

The Public Interest Law Center (including the Pro Bono Honor Program) is located in the Career Development Suite.




Ohio Northern: Claude W. Pettit College of Law




Ohio State University: Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Career Services




Oklahoma City University: Oklahoma City University School of Law

Professional Career and Development Center: http://law.okcu.edu/index.php/pcdc/experiential-programs/




Pennsylvania State University: The Dickinson School of Law

The Miller Pro Bono Program is housed with Penn State Law's Center for Public Interest Law and Advocacy.




Pepperdine University: Odell McConnell Law Center

With Clinical and Externship Programs and Office of Career Services




Regent University: School of Law

The Office of Law Career & Alumni Services




Roger Williams University: School of Law

The pro bono requirement is administered by the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education at the School of Law.




Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Camden

Stand-alone




Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, Center for Law and Justice (Newark)

Eric Neisser Public Interest Program




Saint Louis University: Saint Louis University School of Law




Saint Mary’s University of San Antonio: Saint Mary’s University of San Antonio School of Law

Within the Clinical Offices - 2507 N.W. 36th Street




Saint Thomas University: Saint Thomas University School of Law (FL)

The Pro Bono Program is administered through the Career Services Office, which is located in the Center for Professional Development.




Samford University: Cumberland School of Law

Cumberland School of Law, Robinson Hall Room 215




Santa Clara University: Santa Clara University School of Law

Office of Career Services




Seattle University: Seattle University School of Law

The Access to Justice Institute is located in its own office/reception area within the Law School.




Seton Hall University: Seton Hall University School of Law

With the Clinical Program (Center for Social Justice).




South Texas College: South Texas College of Law

The Pro Bono Honors Program is a freestanding department within the law school. It is housed with the Clinical Programs and the Director currently serves as Associate Dean of Clinical Studies.




Southern Illinois University: Southern Illinois University School of Law




Southern Methodist University: Dedman School of Law

Stand-Alone Program. See www.law.smu.edu/psp/index.htm




Southwestern University: Southwestern University School of Law

The Student Affairs Office, Public Service Program, Career Services Office, Legal Clinic and Externship Program assist with and coordinate pro bono and public interest opportunities.




Stanford Law School:

Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA
94305-8610




Stetson University: Stetson University College of Law

Office of Student Life




Suffolk University Law School: Suffolk University Law School

The Pro Bono Program is located within the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service, a stand-alone center within the law school which offers public service career advising and programming, and administers the Pro Bono Program.




SUNY Buffalo Law School:

Office of Student Affairs, Clinical Programs, Externship Program, and Career Services Office




Syracuse University: College of Law

SUCOL Pro Bono Program is located in the Office of Student Life




Temple University: James E. Beasley School of Law

The Director of Public Interest Programs coordinates all aspects of the pro bono program: the fall volunteer fair, maintains relationships with local public interest organizations as well as the private bar to maintain and create pro bono opportunities for students.




Texas A & M University: Texas A & M University School of Law

The Equal Justice Program is located on the law school campus and administered by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.




Texas Southern University: Thurgood Marshall School of Law




Texas Tech University School of Law: Texas Tech University School of Law




Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Clinical Program - Currently The Director of Clinical Education also oversees the Pro Bono Hours Program.




Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Each campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School offers equivalent pro bono, volunteer and public service opportunities to students through the Career and Professional Development Office, and the Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism. Alliance and partnership programs are administered by, and can be accessed through these on-campus offices.

Lansing Campus
300 S. Capital Ave.
Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 371-5140

Grand Rapids Campus
111 Commerce Ave., S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 301-6800

Auburn Hills Campus
2630 Featherstone
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 751-7800




Touro College: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Career Services




Tulane University: Tulane University School of Law

Stand-alone Program, located physically in Suite 216.
http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsNews/newsItem.aspx?id=9800&terms=pro+bono+program




University of Akron: C. Blake McDowell Law Center

The University of Akron School of Law Legal Clinic.




University of Alabama: University of Alabama School of Law

Public Interest Institute




University of Arizona: James E. Rogers College of Law

Adminstrative office or curricular program – The Coordinator of Special Projects serves as a central point of contact for most of the law school's pro bono efforts, including the Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program and student-organized pro bono efforts.




University of Arkansas at Fayetteville: School of Law

Housed with the Clinical Programs




University of Arkansas at Little Rock: William H. Bowen School of Law

With the externship program




University of California at Davis: University of California at Davis School of Law

Office of Career Services. See: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/cs_index.asp
and
http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/dataSQL.asp?Query=CSprobono




University of California, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Location varies by project for student-coordinated pro bono projects. Pro bono hour tracking and a pro bono referral list are maintained through the Career Development Office.




University of California-Hastings: College of the Law

The Externships and Pro Bono Programs Office is located at UC Hastings and is readily accessible to students.




University of California-Irvine: School of Law

Location varies by project. Many projects allow student to volunteer in the community while others allow for work to be completed remotely. Pro bono hour tracking and project assignments are coordinated by the Director of Public Interest Programs, Anna Davis, and the Public Interest Coordinator, Katie Rohner.




University of California-Los Angeles: University of California-Los Angeles

  




University of Chicago: University of Chicago Law School

The Pro Bono Service Initiative is administered through the Office of Career Services; see http://www.law.uchicago.edu/publicinterest/probono for more information.




University of Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati College of Law

Center for Professional Development




University of Colorado: School of Law

The Public Service Pledge Program is a part of the Schaden Experiential Learning Program.




University of Connecticut: University of Connecticut School of Law

Office of Career Services




University of Dayton: University of Dayton School of Law

Stand-Alone Program




University of Denver: Sturm College of Law

The Public Interest Office located within the Legal Externship Program office.




University of Florida: Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Office of Career Services. See www.law.ufl.edu/career/probono.




University of Hawaii: William S. Richardson School of Law

Stand-Alone Program. See www.hawaii.edu/probono




University of Houston: University of Houston Law Center




University of Idaho: College of Law

The Pro Bono Program has a paid part-time Director responsible for all of its activities. Jack McMahon, Program Director, reports to the Associate Dean for Administration and Student Affairs. A Pro Bono Advisory Committee of faculty members and students works with the Program Director to approve pro bono placements, increase student involvement, and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.




University of Illinois: University of Illinois College of Law

Office of Student Affairs and Office of Career Services




University of Iowa: University of Iowa College of Law

Office of the Dean for Civic Engagement; Career Services office; student organizations




University of Kansas: School of Law

The pro bono program is within the office of career services.




University of Kentucky: College of Law




University of La Verne: College of Law

Assistant Dean of Students and the Director of Clinical Programs




University of Louisville: Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Stand-alone program: Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. See http://www.lo uisville.edu/brandeislaw/psp/index.htm




University of Maine: University of Maine School of Law

Career Services Office




University of Maryland: Francis King Carey School of Law

Clinical Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law




University of Massachusetts: School of Law - Dartmouth

The Pro Bono Program is located within the Career Services Office, which is part of the law school's Office of Student Engagement and Professional Development.




University of Memphis: Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

The Pro Bono Program is implemented by the Career Services Office at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law




University of Miami: University of Miami School of Law

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center is the focal point for pro bono and community service opportunities. The Resource Center is located in the Law Library on the Law School Campus.




University of Michigan: University of Michigan Law School

The University of Michigan Law School's Pro Bono Program is located within the Office of Public Service. http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/PublicService/Probono.htm




University of Minnesota: University of Minnesota Law School

The U of M Law School provides MJF with office space for both the Staff Attorney and the organization's administrative staff within the law school building. The office is located next to the Career and Professional Development Center for the convenience of students looking to gain practical experience.




University of Mississippi: School of Law




University of Missouri: Kansas City School of Law

With Clinical Program




University of Montana: University of Montana School of Law

Some clinics are available in the School of Law building, others are available other places on campus and in the Missoula community.




University of Nebraska: University of Nebraska College of Law




University of Nevada, Las Vegas: William S. Boyd School of Law

Associate Dean for Admission and Student Affairs




University of New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire School of Law

The University of New Hampshire School of Law is administered by the Director of the Social Justice Institute. The Social Justice Institute is separate from but works closely with the Office of Career Services.




University of New Mexico: University of New Mexico School of Law

The first year pro bono program includes student participation in community events throughout the Albuquerque area.

The Law Clinic is an integrated part of the law school with an Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and a full-time staff of clinical law faculty. The Clinic operates as a law office and is open year-round.

The Externship Program is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. The classroom component is taught by regular law school faculty, and students are advised about fieldwork opportunities and report their hours to the staff of the Office of Career Services.




University of North Carolina: University of North Carolina School of Law

Office of Student Affairs, www.unc.edu/probono/




University of Oklahoma: College of Law

University of Oklahoma College of Law and Cleveland County Courthouse




University of Oregon: University of Oregon School of Law

Career Services Office http://www.law.uoregon.edu/career/




University of Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Law School

A stand-alone program in the Public Service Department. See http://www.law.upenn.edu/




University of Pittsburgh: School of Law




University of Puerto Rico: School of Law

It is located in the Students Affairs Office




University of Richmond: T.C. Williams School of Law

Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service is located at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond's Main Campus, with some operations also occurring at UR Downtown in downtown Richmond.




University of Saint Thomas: School of Law (MN)

Public Service Board and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs




University of San Diego: University of San Diego School of Law

Stand-Alone Program




University of San Francisco: University of San Francisco School of Law

Stand-Alone Program




University of South Carolina: University of South Carolina School of Law

Stand-Alone Program. http://www.law.sc.edu/probono/




University of South Dakota: University of South Dakota School of Law

USD School of Law




University of Southern California: University of Southern California Gould School of Law

A Stand Alone Program




University of Tennessee: University of Tennessee College of Law

Stand-alone program involving several offices and groups. The primary contact for the U.T. Pro Bono program is:

R Brad Morgan
Access to Justice and Mentoring Programs Coordinator
University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Avenue, Suite 157
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1810
Telephone (Office): (865) 974-2492
Facsimile: (865) 974-3068
rmorgan2@utk.edu
www.law.utk.edu




University of Texas at Austin: University of Texas at Austin School of Law

The Pro Bono Program which was formerly launched during Fall 2009 is a division of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, which was created in April 2004.




University of the District of Columbia: David A. Clarke School of Law

The programs are part of the curriculum of the law school. Both components, community service and clinics, are required for graduation.




University of Toledo: College of Law

Office of Professional Development




University of Tulsa: College of Law

Within the Professional Development Office




University of Utah: S. J. Quinney College of Law

Stand Alone Program - The Pro Bono Initiative is operated independently from other law school programs and has an office that is located in the College of Law.




University of Virginia: University of Virginia School of Law

The UVA Law Pro Bono Program is located in SL245a.




University of Washington: University of Washington School of Law

The Career Planning Office oversees the externship program and the collaborative externship program which are two of the components that can fulfill the Public Service Graduation Requirement. The CPO administers the Voluntary Pro Bono Program, the Pro Bono Honors Program. Guidelines for identifying, registering, and completing public service externships and pro bono placements are available in the CPO and are available on the CPO website. https://www.law.washington.edu/Career/Students/Externship/default.aspx and http://www.law.washington.edu/Career/Students/ProBono/default.aspx

The Clinical Law Program oversees and administers all of the law school clinics, which also can fulfill the Public Service Graduation Requirement. Information about the Clinical Law Program: http://www.law.washington.edu/Clinics/Default.aspx




University of Wisconsin: Law School

The Pro Bono Program is housed in the Economic Justice Institute, the University of Wisconsin Law School's civil legal clinic that addresses economic inequality and poverty.




Valparaiso University: Valparaiso University School of Law

Career Planning Center




Vanderbilt University: Vanderbilt University Law School




Vermont Law School: Vermont Law School

Office of Career Services




Villanova University: Villanova University School of Law

The Office of Career Strategy and Advancement. See http://www.law.villanova.edu/studentservices/careerstrategy/




Wake Forest University: Wake Forest University School of Law

The Pro Bono Project and Public Interest Initiative are located in the Worrell Professional Center on the main campus of Wake Forest University. The office of the Director of Outreach is located on the third floor of the Worrell Professional Center.




Washington and Lee University: School of Law

Portions of the program exist as a "stand-alone" program and others exist within the clinical or externship program.




Washington University: School of Law

Office of Student Affairs




Wayne State University: Wayne State University Law School

All pro bono programs are physically based within the law school. The programs primarily serve persons in the Detroit area, with the exception of the Hurricane Relief Network, which sent approximately 12 Wayne State law students to New Orleans in March 2007.




West Virginia University: West Virginia University College of Law

The program is operated by the Appalachian Center for Law and Public Service at the College of Law.




Western New England College: School of Law

Career Services




Western State University: Western State University College of Law

The Public Service Program is sited in the Career Services Office in Suite 212.




Whittier Law School: Whittier Law School

Whittier Law School is in the process of reorganizing its pro bono programs into a single administrative structure. Currently, some programs are contained within the school's clinical programming, some in career services, and some with individual student groups.

Administrators and faculty assist students in organizing pro bono involvement in both the legal and non legal communities.

The office of Career Services organizes annual programs and panel discussions providing information on public interest careers and immediate volunteer opportunities. The office assists public interest groups in organizing On Common Ground, the annual auction, food/clothing.

The clinic offers volunteer opportunities to all students, not just those enrolled in clinical courses.

The Center for Children's Rights invites schoolwide participation in informations and involvement programs.




Widener University: Widener University School of Law

On the Wilmington campus, the Public Interest Resource Center is a stand-alone program. It works cooperatively with other offices and departments such as career development, the clinics, and the externship program, but it is an independent entity with its own director.

On the Harrisburg Campus, the Public Interest Initiative is housed in the Career Development Office and is directed by Karen Durkin, Director of Career Development.




Willamette University: Willamette University College of Law

The Assistant Director of Career Services administers the Pro Bono Honors Program.




William and Mary: Law School

All programs, except credit-bearing clinics, are administered through the Office of Externships, Public Service, and Judicial Clerkships. Credit-bearing clinics are administered by the Clinics Office.




William Mitchell College of Law: William Mitchell College of Law

Stand-alone program, run by the Minnesota Justice Foundation, an independent non-profit which coordinates the Law School Public Service Program for the law schools in Minnesota. The staff attorney for the program has an office and student space in our Legal Practice Center on campus.

See http://www.mnjustice.org




Yale University: Yale Law School

The Pro Bono Network is administered through the Career Development Office, see http://www.law.yale.edu/stuorgs/4926.htm for more information.




Yeshiva University: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

The Center for Public Service Law

Updated: 6/18/2014

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