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Since 2012, Pro Bono Program students have traveled to Cherokee, N.C., over winter break to work with clients of Legal Aid of Sylva and learn about the Cherokee court system.
Carolina Law students assist pro bono attorneys in providing legal assistance at UNCΓÇÖs Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on one Friday per month.
During primary and general elections, law students and faculty staff the North Carolina Election Protection hotline, a toll-free nonpartisan resource to assist voters.
Founded in 1997, the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program is
one of the most successful in the country.
In 2018 and 2019, 100 percent of the graduating class completed a pro bono project, and the Pro Bono Program engages students interested in careers in both the private and public sectors. Our students participate in projects offering high-quality free legal
services to North Carolina residents in need. Our students log thousands of hours at non-profit organizations, private
firms and government agencies throughout the year. The program also coordinates
special projects over fall, winter and spring breaks.
Students participate in pro bono work not only to make a
difference in the community by serving those with unmet legal needs but also to
gain valuable, practical work experience outside of the classroom.
In 2017, to celebrate 20 years of meeting unmet legal needs and
building skills for practice, the Pro Bono Program launched a fundraising
campaign to create an endowment for pro bono projects and trips. One-time donations to the Pro Bono Endowment Fund can be made online and pledge forms may be submitted by mail or email. For questions, please contact Allison Standard, Director of Pro Bono Initiatives.