Pro Bono Program
In response to the employment challenges due to the pandemic, many Pro Bono projects will now operate over the summer to continue providing students with opportunities to sharpen their legal and professional skills. Projects will be updated by mid-June.
Since 1991, pro bono service has been a key component of the leadership development of Duke Law students.
As one of the earliest formal law school programs in the country, the Pro Bono Program takes learning beyond the classroom, connecting students with attorneys working in non-profit and governmental organizations, as well as private pro bono practice to explore and contribute to public service, sharpen their legal and professional skills, and build relationships important to their future careers.
Students also are educated about the gaps in the legal delivery system and are given the chance to become involved in work that benefits the community, such as providing legal services to low-income individuals, researching important policy issues, participating in the legislative or judicial system, or teaching constitutional law to high school students.