Midwest Environmental Defense Center (MEDC) is Seeking Legal Interns
May 20th, 2013
MEDC’s mission is to protect and restore the environment, natural resources, and public health of the upper Midwest by ensuring that laws designed to protect us are applied and enforced as they were intended. MEDC is looking for two student volunteers to start on 9/1/13 and serve until the end of semester. The students will be expected to volunteer approximately 4 hours per week. For more information and how to apply please click here.
Spring Pro Bono Society Inductees
May 16th, 2013
The Pro Bono Society is proud to induct thirty-three new members into the society for their pro bono service. Congratulations to them and all our May graduates. Learn more about the Pro Bono Society and how to get involved click here.
Pro Bono Program Director Ann Zimmerman inducting 3L Douglas Huenick into the Pro Bono Society
Veterans Law Center Board Member Assists Boston Marathon Victims
May 1st, 2013
William "BJ" Ganem, a member of the Veterans Law Center Advisory Board and Team Lead for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, has traveled twice to Boston to visit patients with injuries from the bombing in order to lift their spirits and provide advice on how to overcome injuries. Read more about his team's exploits here and here.
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The mission of the University of Wisconsin Law School's Pro Bono Program is to provide its students and faculty with opportunities to deliver pro bono legal services to underserved members of our community.
What is Pro Bono?
The term comes from the Latin "Pro Bono Publico," which means "for the public good."
Commitment to Excellence
The UW Law School is committed to excellence in legal education, which involves offering substantial opportunities for student participation in pro bono activities. Students who participate in the Pro Bono Program are provided with hands-on opportunities to develop professional skills under the supervision of practicing lawyers, law faculty members, and other licensed professionals while exploring the ABA's ethical standards, which state that lawyers should aspire to provide 50 hours per year of pro bono legal services to people of limited means or nonprofit organizations that serve the poor.
"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."