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The Pro Bono Program was established in the fall of 1997 and is a division of the UNC School of Law Student Development Office. It has since connected law students with hundreds of pro bono projects under the supervision of practicing attorneys in both public interest and private practice. The program is administered by a 13-student board and one faculty supervisor who work throughout the year with community partners, legal aid offices, law school student groups, professors, alumni, private attorneys, and fellow students to facilitate individual pro bono projects, special clinics, and group trips in which students can participate.

Student Involvement

Pro bono projects are available to all students, and students can get involved as soon as their first semester of their 1L year. During the 2016-2017 school year:

  • 92.8% of the Class of 2017 had participated in the program, completing over 13,300 hours of pro bono work.
  • 78.7% of the Class of 2018 had participated in the program, completing over 10,100 hours of pro bono work.
  • 70.6% of the Class of 2015 had participated in the program, completing over 4,200 hours of pro bono work.

Please Note:

This website provides information and support to the law students of UNC and the lawyers and organizations associated with the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program. We do not provide direct help to the general public. If you are seeking legal assistance, please check the North Carolina Bar Association's Referral Service. If you need help to develop resources to assist people needing pro bono legal assistance, please see the NCBA Public Resources.

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