Fulfilling the promise of equal justice through public service.
At UW Law, we believe that all members of the legal community can help reduce barriers to justice through pro bono service. Providing high quality pro bono legal services to low-income clients and other under-represented groups is paramount. We encourage our community of students, faculty and staff to provide high quality pro bono legal assistance and community service.
The UW Pro Bono Program promotes law-related volunteer opportunities, provides comprehensive student trainings, partners with student leaders and provides leadership development training and support to student-led pro bono legal assistance projects. Our Pro Bono Honors Society recognizes JD program law students who provide 70 hours of law-related pro bono assistance by graduation (30 hours for LLM and PhD students). By providing training, support, resources, opportunities and leadership development to our students, the program ensures that future lawyers are prepared and ready to fulfill the promise of equal justice.