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 students are introduced to a diverse mix of organizations that offer various pro bono opportunities. Students are encouraged to pledge 50 or more hours of law-related community service through pro bono work and are recognized at Commencement. 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
37.3%

of the Class of 2017 participated in the Pro Bono Program, completing 20,048 hours of service