UW Law School Pro Bono Program

Enhancing legal education through commitment to community

The Pro Bono Program provides students with opportunities to deliver law-related services to community members of limited financial means.  Students are assisted and supported by Pro Bono Program staff with placements in private and nonprofit law firms, legal aid groups, in-house programs and other organizations. Pro bono work is performed under appropriate supervision. 

Engage in meaningful client service as early as the first semester of law school

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.

Participate in a breadth of opportunities

From Wills for Heroes to Legal Assistance for Disaster Relief, students have pro bono opportunities in a wide range of practice areas. Under the supervision of a practicing attorney, students have supported over twenty-five organizations. Review current projects or learn how you can create your own pro bono project.

Become part of the Pro Bono Society

The Pro Bono Society was formed in September 2011 to recognize the outstanding efforts of law students engaged in pro bono during their tenure at UW Law School. Learn more about the Pro Bono Society.

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