UW Law Students who would like to submit a pro bono project proposal to the UW Law School Pro Bono Program in order to create their own pro bono opportunity.
Guidelines for Qualifying Projects:
- Law-related: You must perform pro bono work that is related to the law.
- Uncompensated: You must work in a volunteer capacity and may not receive any compensation, including stipends.
- No Academic Credit: Your work cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of a clinic or a directed study project, or to otherwise obtain academic credit.
- Supervision/Training: You must be trained and supervised by an attorney, law school faculty or staff member, or other licensed professional.
- Eligible Clients: Your pro bono work must serve:
- People of limited financial means, or
- Charitable or not-for-profit organization in matter which are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited financial means.
Examples of qualifying pro bono projects:
- Volunteering with a not-for-profit legal services organization; or
- Working on pro bono or public defender cases at a private firm.
Students wishing to perform pro bono projects that do not conform to the requirements need to schedule a meeting with Pro Bono Program staff to discuss their project proposal.
Please read the instructions on the Student Proposal Form CAREFULLY.
You are responsible for adhering to these directions.