Public Interest & Pro Bono
Service is core to the profession and central to the Duke Law experience. Whether you aspire to become a public interest lawyer, incorporate pro bono work into your practice, or serve in other ways, you will find the resources and community at Duke to reach your goals.
Duke Law boasts a vibrant public interest community led by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Starting in the fall of 1L year, students may engage in pro bono volunteerism through over 13 pro bono projects and receive one-on-one career advising from specialized public interest career counselors. Upper level students may pursue the Public Interest and Public Service Law Certificate, earn course credit when working with public interest employers in an externship, and enroll in one of 11 clinics practicing under the supervision of Duke Law faculty.