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Annual BU Law Pro Bono Kick-Off

At the beginning of each fall semester, the Kick-Off is a chance for first-year students and returning JD's to learn about the BU Law Pro Bono Program. By speaking with students and faculty, and meeting attorneys and alumni of the public service community, students gain perspective on how they can incorporate public service into their lives during law school and beyond. Dean Maureen O'Rourke presents the Victor J. Garo Public Service Award to a recent alumnus/a and a more experienced alumnus/a for their commitment and dedication to public service.

Annual BU Law Year-End Pro Bono Celebration

Our Year-End Pro Bono Celebration is a chance to highlight the achievements of students, faculty, and alumni involved in pro bono work over the past year.  Dean O’Rourke presents pro bono certificates to all graduating JD and LLM students who have completed their pro bono pledges.  In addition, the Dean presents awards to an alumnus/a and a faculty member for their outstanding pro bono work as well as to the graduating JD and LLM student who have completed the highest number of hours of pro bono work.

Past BU Law Pro Bono Award Recipients:

Pro Bono Kick-Off - Fall 2014

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Richard Ney ('78), Managing Attorney, Ney & Adams

Year-End Pro Bono Celebration - Spring 2014

Pro Bono Program Alumni Public Service Award Recipient: Avner Shapiro (JD '94)

Pro Bono Alumni Award Recipient: Angela Gomes (JD '05)

Pro Bono Faculty Award Recipient: David McHaffey (JD '95)

J.D. Pro Bono Award Recipient: Elizabeth McIntyre (JD '14)

LL.M. Pro Bono Award Recipient: Zhaokun Duan (LL.M. '14)

Pro Bono Kick-Off - Fall 2013

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Kelly Bates ('94), Executive Director of the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research, Emerson College

Year-End Pro Bono Celebration - Spring 2013

Faculty Pro Bono Award Recipient: Robert Sloane

Alumni Pro Bono Award Recipient: Ed Aro (JD '89)

J.D. Pro Bono Award Recipient: Kristen Wekony (JD '13)

LL.M. Pro Bono Award Recipient: Joseph Hunt (LL.M. '13)

Pro Bono Kick-Off - Fall 2012

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: The Honorable Vieri Volterra ('59), Retired Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Namita Mani Paes ('03), Litigation Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

2011-2012 Year-End Pro Bono Celebration

2012 Faculty Pro Bono Award Recipient: Constance Browne

2012 Alumni Pro Bono Award Recipient: Thomas Cox (JD '69)

2012 Student Pro Bono Award Recipient: Alexis Chernow (JD '12)

2011-2012 PRO BONO KICK-OFF

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Peter Macdonald ('84)

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Anna M. Schleelein ('08)

2011-2012 YEAR-END PRO BONO CELEBRATION

2011 Faculty Pro Bono Award Recipient: Tracey M. Maclin

2011 Alumni Pro Bono Award Recipient: Christine J. Engustian (JD '84)

2011 Student Pro Bono Award Recipient: Nicole Schult (JD '11)

2010-2011 PRO BONO KICK-OFF

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Kurt G. Calia (JD '93)

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Cassandra LaRae-Perez (JD '02)

2009-2010 YEAR-END PRO BONO CELEBRATION

2010 Faculty Pro Bono Award Recipient: Professor Susan M. Akram

2010 Alumni Pro Bono Award Recipient: Peter L. Resnik (JD '70)

2009-2010 PRO BONO KICK-OFF

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Edward J. Kelly (JD '91)

2008-2009 YEAR-END PRO BONO CELEBRATION

2009 Faculty Pro Bono Award Recipient: Professor Wendy Kaplan

2009 Alumni Pro Bono Award Recipient: Lois Herzeca (JD ’79)

2008-2009 PRO BONO KICK-OFF

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Martha Koster (JD ‘71)

2007-2008 YEAR-END PRO BONO CELEBRATION

2008 Faculty Pro Bono Award Recipient: Professor Eva Nilsen

2008 Alumni Pro Bono Award Recipient: Kenneth J. Parsigian (JD ’87)

2007-2008 PRO BONO KICK-OFF

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: The Honorable Judge Julian Houston (JD '71),

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award Recipient: Al Wallis (JD '73)

2006-2007 YEAR END PRO BONO CELEBRATION

2007 Faculty Pro Bono Award Recipient: Professor Stan Fisher

2007 Alumni Pro Bono Award Recipient: Steven Fischbach (JD '83)

2006-2007 PRO BONO KICK-OFF

Faculty Public Service Award: Dean Maureen O’Rourke

Alumni Public Service Award: Victor Garo (JD ’65)

Victor J. Garo Public Service Award: Stephanie Ives (JD ’03)