Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, April 11, 2016

About the Pro Bono Newsletter

The mission of the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program is to increase the provision of high quality, low-cost legal services to North Carolina residents in need by empowering lawyers to accept more pro bono cases and creating a life-long commitment to pro bono work among UNC Law students. This newsletter supports our mission by providing current students with a comprehensive list of ways to get involved in Pro Bono work while still a student at UNC Law, as well as offering context for the good work our students do through news and information.

News and Special Events

The Pro Bono Publico Awards Ceremony

April 13, 2016 at Noon in the Rotunda

The UNC Law Pro Bono Program is excited to celebrate the 2015-2016 academic year, and the amazing Pro Bono work done by students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the Publico Awards. This year’s Publico Award winners will be named, as well as 3L students who have logged more than 75 hours of Pro Bono work.

3L Deadline to Log Hours for Recognition at Graduation

Do you have 100 Pro Bono hours? Have you forgotten to log some of your hours? Remember, all 3L students who reach 100 hours of Pro Bono by April 19th will be recognized at graduation. April 19th is the deadline to log your Pro Bono in order to qualify for this special recognition. Email the 3L Class Coordinator (jerudd@live.unc.edu) if you have any questions about this process, or if you need help logging those final hours. 

Keep Logging those Hours!

  • Class of 2016: 17,865.5 hours logged and 91.3% class participation. 
  • Class of 2017: 8,571 hours logged and 84.1% class participation. 
  • Class of 2018: 4,909 hours logged and 64.3% class participation. 

Attorney-Sponsored Projects

To secure a spot on an Attorney-Sponsored Project, you must sign up at the Pro Bono Bulletin Board near the student mailboxes. For other questions please contact Molly Gross, Attorney Projects Coordinator, at uncprobonoprojects@gmail.com.

Research on Transferred Intent in Suicide Project

Wake County Public Defender’s Office

Students will draft a memo addressing the question: “if you have the specific intent to kill yourself but someone else is injured, can the intent to kill yourself transfer to the victim and support an assault charge on another person?” This project requires only four hours and is available to all classes. 

Sign up at the Attorney Projects Board by the lockers!


To add items or provide feedback, please contact John Kasprzak, Assistant Dean for Student Services, or Jamie Rudd, 3L Class Coordinator.

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