Pro Bono Coordinator
B.A. in History and Political Science, The Ohio State University 2011
Jonathan Seok is an AmeriCorps*VISTA member and Coordinator of the University of Wisconsin Law School Pro Bono Program. The VISTA program focuses on building capacity in non-profit organizations, schools, and communities toward the end goal of poverty alleviation. Today, nearly 6,000 VISTA members serve in a variety of sites throughout the country. Jonathan's role at the UW Law School Pro Bono Program is not only to ensure the ongoing operation of the program, but to establish long-term project sustainability beyond the three-year VISTA grant cycle.
Jonathan is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He worked at Epic as a project manager before coming to the law school. In this role, Jonathan implemented Radiology and Cardiology EMR systems for the University of Cincinnati. In addition to this experience, Jonathan has interned for the Office of Senator Voinovich and worked for as an assistant manager for the Mariemont Dairy Queen. He has plans to pursue a legal career and hopes to enter law school in the fall of 2013.
The Law School's Pro Bono Program provides students with opportunities to deliver legal services to underrepresented community members. Students are assisted and supported by program staff with placements in private and nonprofit law firms, legal aid groups, in-house programs and other organizations, where their pro bono work is performed under attorney supervision. In keeping with the law school's law-in-action tradition, students develop legal and professional skills, gain practical, hands-on experience in real work environments and explore their ethical responsibility to provide pro bono service in this outstanding program.