UW Law School Pro Bono Program

Attention May 2015 Graduates:

If you want pro bono distinction for the Honors and Awards Ceremony and Graduation, you must submit all your pro bono hours by Wednesday, April 22, at 11:59 CST. There are no exceptions. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Upcoming Events and Trainings

Veterans Law Center

The VLC will have its Spring training session on Thursday, April 23 at Noon in Room 2225. More information will be available closer to the training date. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the VLC please contact the VLC Student Coordinators at studentcoordinator.vlc@gmail.com.

Wills for Heroes

Through the Wisconsin Wills for Heroes Program, volunteer lawyers, students and support personnel participate in clinics scheduled for first responder organizations around the state. At these events, volunteer lawyers and students prepare wills and other estate planning documents free of charge for eligible first responders and their spouses or domestic partners. Interested students should register as witnesses for the morning, afternoon, or both. Students who are notaries in Wisconsin may register for either a notary or witness slot.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department
Saturday, April 18
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here

Pewaukee Police Department 
Saturday, April 25
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here.

Sun Prairie Fire Department 
Saturday, May 2
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here.

Franklin Fire Department 
Saturday, May 9
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here.


"The Pro Bono Program is an excellent resource available to the students here at the University of Wisconsin. It provided me with a great opportunity to obtain real world experience beyond the lessons learned in the classroom, writing memos, reviewing expert testimony, providing research in a capital case, and assisting valued members of the community to prepare their wills. This can be especially helpful to students who do not have time outside of school and family to pursue a full-time internship. A key part of our role as future lawyers is to help people, and the Pro Bono Program helps you do just that."  

Jessica Moeller, J.D. Candidate, December 2012   

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