Pro Bono Project
The Southern University Law Center has been involved in pro bono work for almost 40 years and is committed to pro bono services as a fundamental aspect of preparing future lawyers. This program supplements the Law Center’s tradition of integrating classroom experiences with the real-world workplace. These services play a critical role in shaping professional values and creating an environment that instills a sense of moral responsibility in all students. The Law Center has set out to create a pipeline of students committed to a lifetime of pro bono services.
The mission of the Southern University Law Center Pro Bono Project is to provide students high quality, academically-enriching opportunities for practical experience in the legal profession. The Pro Bono Project will provide valuable work at no cost to individuals in need in furtherance of the Law Center’s mission.
Pro bono work often benefits those individuals who cannot afford to secure quality representation in the costly legal system. Additionally, non-profit agencies and legal service providers, who often work with small budgets, rely on pro bono services to help so that they can continue to meet their clients’ needs. Pro bono programs rely on engaged volunteers to ensure those in need of legal services are not denied those services because of lack of financial resources. By engaging in this program, students will be able to provide and assist in those in the community who need legal services.
We encourage everyone to participate. Students are asked to get involved in the Pro Bono Project the spring semester of their first year of law school.