Eligibility

  • Did you volunteer for IFAP, PFJP, SYLAW, CHRJ App Help, Ed Law, ELS research project between May 2015 and April 2016?
  • Did you do law-related pro bono work for a community-based legal or public interest organization between May 2015 and April 2016?
  • Did you volunteer as a case manager or leader for a student-led pro bono project between May 2015 and April 2016?
  • Did you intern last summer for a public interest organization and didn’t get a summer grant, stipend or externship credit?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you are likely eligible to participate in the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society! 

Submit your online form so that you can be recognized with fellow students, faculty and staff with a Pro Bono Service Award at graduation! Don’t forget the program recognizes student leaders pro bono legal assistance projects as well as legal assistance hours.

How does recognition work?

JD Program Students = 70 hours of pro bono by April 30 of your graduating year (10 1L year and 30 in both 2L & 3L years)

LLM, MJ, LLLT & PhD Students= 30 hours of pro bono by April 30 of your graduating year

Not in it for the award?  We get it. The Pro Bono Honors Society though gives us the opportunity to tell the story of UW Law and what our commitment to public service really looks like.  We are also able to pull together resources to help future generations of students connect to the volunteer opportunities that resonate for them.  So please take the time to do this!

How do we define pro bono for the honors society? Get complete information by reading the program FAQs here.

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