Pro Bono Partnership Project

Are you interested in working on short-term projects to gain practical legal experience while helping people in need? If so, then you might be interested in participating in the Law School's Pro Bono Partnership Project! The Pro Bono Partnership Project matches second- and third-year law students with Dane County attorneys and non-profit organizations involved in civil pro bono work. The Project seeks to match students with cases consistent with their areas of interest and availability. All work in the Project is voluntary; attorneys receive no fee from their clients and students receive neither pay nor credit for their work. Students will assist their attorneys or partner organizations up to ten hours per week, and may participate for one or two semesters. Once a student is partnered with a participating lawyer on a project case, the student can arrange his/her work schedule and location with the supervising attorney directly.

Currently, the Project has cases in the following areas:

Real estate/contact drafting for Habitat for Humanity

Home foreclosure

Immigration appeals

Other immigration matters

We expect to be getting other pro bono referrals in the upcoming weeks, so if you are interested in participating in the Project, please pick up anapplication from the Office of Career Services.

Questions? Please contact Karen Siettmann or Kristin Davis at

Submitted by Jane Heymann, Assistant Dean for Career Services on November 11, 2008

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