Pro Bono Program

Committed to the Public Good

Our Pro Bono Program helps shape students into lawyers committed to careers of public service. BC Law students are active with local, national, and international groups—all working to improve communities by providing legal assistance to individuals without adequate representation.

Each year at BC Law’s Pro Bono Fair, our Pro Bono Board introduces students to a diverse mix of organizations that offer various pro bono opportunities. Students can pledge to contribute 50 or more hours of law-related community service through pro bono work and are recognized for their efforts at graduation. The Pro Bono Board also facilitates various 1L pro bono student trips across the country during spring break.  Third-year students looking to start a public interest career in New York after graduation have also participated in the innovative Pro Bono Scholars Program. Through their pro bono experiences, our students develop critical skills and build relationships with practitioners and other professionals.

Shaping Public Service Leaders

The pro bono program gave me the opportunity to learn and develop lawyering skills in the real world. It is an extremely rewarding experience to take what you have learned and use it to positively impact someone's life.
Heather Perez '17, Pro Bono Program participant
34.6%

of the Class of 2016 that participated in the Pro Bono Program, completing 13,582 hours of service