Pro Bono Program
Michigan Law has a long tradition of serving the public in a variety of ways. That's part of our heritage as a public school, and it stretches back to our beginnings in 1859. To celebrate Michigan Law's 150 years of producing lawyers committed to public service, we launched the Voluntary Pro Bono Pledge in Fall 2009. We ask students to voluntarily commit to performing 50 hours of pro bono service while enrolled at Michigan Law.
The Pledge allows students to connect their developing knowledge to the world outside the Law School. In this way, they gain valuable legal skills while helping an organization in our community meet the needs of underrepresented individuals. In traditional Michigan fashion, our projects range from those that provide legal assistance to local residents to projects that spotlight events across the nation and around the globe.
Pro Bono Credit for Summer Volunteer Work
Students doing pro bono work over the summer, that is, not for credit or money, can count some or all of those hours toward the pledge. For questions about what work does or does not count and how to log those hours, visit this FAQ.
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