J.D. Program

Pro Bono

Through BU Law’s voluntary Pro Bono Program you'll have the opportunity to dedicate your developing legal skills to unmet legal needs in the Boston area, throughout the United States and around the world. J.D. students provide 35 hours of law-related service during their three years at BU Law (LL.M. students provide 12 hours) to organizations dedicated to underrepresented groups and or social issues. Upon completion, students receive a notation on their law school transcripts confirming participation in the program.

The Career Development & Public Service Office helps students find pro bono work, working closely with Boston-area organizations, including Accion International, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, the Volunteer Lawyers Project and Goodwin Procter LLP. Students may volunteer for other organizations throughout the country and abroad, or assist faculty members who are writing amicus briefs on varied public interest topics.

>>Read more about BU Law's Pro Bono Program.

Maureen O'Rourke