Law Students Create Campaign for 50 Hour Pro Bono Service Rules in All States

Newly available on the Center’s web site is the Law Students Pro Bono Campaign Memo.  The memo prepared by Cardozo Law Students, in consultation with the Center, introduces a law student campaign to strengthen law student pro bono (broadly defined, including clinics, externships, and volunteer initiatives) by replicating New York’s new 50 hour pro bono service bar admission requirement in states across the country. The campaign statement offers support to law students and other stakeholders who would like to help replicate a version of the New York rule in their own communities.  It also explains how the 50 hour rule can help to create incentives for law schools to more fully embrace pro bono, including by strengthening the infrastructure that supports it.  The Campaign encourages people to visit and like its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LawStudentProBono, where news of developments in states will be posted (see the Facebook page today for news of the California Bar’s newly released draft recommendations calling for a 50 hour requirement) and where ongoing conversation is happening about state based rules that call for increased pro bono service by law students.

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