Pro Bono Program

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Welcome to the Boston University School of Law Voluntary Pro Bono Program. Through this program, students dedicate their developing legal skills to unmet legal needs in the Boston area, throughout the United States and around the world.

The Pro Bono Program is administered through the Office of Career Development and Public Service, whose staff advises students about the range of legal pro bono opportunities and assists in identifying possible placements.

New York Pro Bono Bar Admission Requirements

On September 14, 2012, the New York State Court of Appeals adopted a rule requiring applicants for admission to the New York State bar to perform 50 hours of pro bono services. More information on the rule can be found here and here.

Please note that because BU Law is not the administrator of this requirement, we cannot officially confirm that a particular activity will count. We recommend that you contact the NY Bar directly and visit their FAQs page.

Overview of the BU Law Pro Bono Program

How To Get Involved in the BU Law Pro Bono Program

Sign the Pledge

The Logistics


Pro Bono Partners

Create Your Own

BU Law Pro Bono Spring Break Service Trips

Yearly Pro Bono Events

Awards Recognizing Pro Bono Work

Testimonials: Share Your Experience

Statement on Pro Bono and Professionalism and Ethics



Pro Bono Calendar



BU Law congratulates four students named to Supreme Judicial Court's Pro Bono Honor Roll

Pro Bono Kickoff honors Veronica Serrato ('88), executive director of Project Citizenship

Carolyn Goodwin presents at Equal Justice Conference

BU Law celebrates pro bono accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni in 2014-2015

Amanda Hesse ('16), Philip Mackson ('17), Megan Saumier-Smith ('17), and Andrew Trueheart ('16) featured in "4 BU Law Students to Assist Area Residents Facing Foreclosure," Detroit Legal News

Students to spend spring break offering pro bono legal services

Pro Bono Kick-Off honors Richard Ney ('78) and educates students on pro bono opportunities