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Cherokee Trip

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.

Cancer Center Project

Carolina Law students assist pro bono attorneys in providing legal assistance at UNCΓÇÖs Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on one Friday per month.

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During primary and general elections, law students and faculty staff the North Carolina Election Protection hotline, a toll-free nonpartisan resource to assist voters.



Enhancing Legal Education Through Commitment to Community

Founded in 1997, the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program is one of the most successful in the country.  In 2016 and 2017, over 90 percent of graduating students participated in the program. 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.

20th Anniversary Celebration and Endowment Campaign

Please join the Pro Bono Program for a reception celebrating our 20th Anniversary on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 7-9pm.  The reception will be held on campus at the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Registration and tickets are now available.

To celebrate 20 years of meeting unmet legal needs and building skills for practice, the Pro Bono Program has also 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 or Dana Dubis, Director of Annual Giving


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