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Pro Bono Placements: All Time High

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Pro Bono Placements: All Time High
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DURING THE 2004-05 academic year, Public Service’s pro bono project enjoyed a remarkably high level of student and employer participation. There were 980 field placements (a 38 percent increase over 2004) with 396 organizations nationally and internationally. In addition, the unusually large graduating class of 2005 clearly lived up to the ethic and ideals of public service. Indeed, 66 percent of the class exceeded the 70 hour pro bono requirement and collectively the class performed more than 30,000 hours of service, compared to 24,500 in the prior class. The program continues to support the growth of student-managed projects through which 263 Penn Law students received training from civil services lawyers. Students provided legal assistance to thousands of clients in a broad range of areas including domestic violence, immigration, human rights, and unemployment matters.
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