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Pro Bono

The Law School was among the first in the nation to enact a pro bono requirement. All JD students must complete at least 70 hours of eligible pro bono work prior to graduation. In 2000, the Law School was the inaugural recipient of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publica Award.

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The Pro Bono Requirement

All students must complete at least 70 hours of TPIC-approved, law-related pro bono work supervised by an attorney. A minimum of 35 hours must be completed by the end of 2L year.

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Doing Pro Bono at Penn

For Penn Carey Law students, pro bono opportunities are limitless. Students can participate in more than 20 pro bono projects or partner with non-profit or government agencies for pro bono internships.


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NY Bar Pro Bono

This requirement is different from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Pro Bono Requirement in some very significant ways. Because your bar admission is your responsibility, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with all of this information.


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