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Pro Bono Service

Penn Law was the first national law school to require students to engage in pro bono service.

Penn Law students with a supervising attorney at Friends of Farmworkers

Student works with a supervising attorney at Friends of Farmworkers.

Penn Law’s passion for pro bono: 93% of the graduating class of 2014 exceeded the 70 hour pro bono requirement.

Penn Law aims to promote an ethic of service in all students while encouraging them to develop professional skills and enhance their legal education.  The centerpiece of Penn Law’s pledge to service is a graduation obligation of at least 70 hours of pro bono legal work. As the hub of public interest activities at Penn Law, the Toll Public Interest Center coordinates a wide range of pro bono initiatives, including internal pro bono projects and the many external opportunities that students pursue. 

Penn Law students perform pro bono services for hundreds of nonprofits, government and legal services agencies, and law firms locally, nationally, and globally. Penn Law’s 27 student-run pro bono groups enable students to satisfy their pro bono requirement while engaging in acts of leadership, working with their peers, and serving causes about which students are most passionate. Our self-initiated pro bono option enables Penn Law students to mold a pro bono experience as unique as their own interests.

 

 

Congratulations Class of 2015!

J.D. Class of 2015

RECIPIENTS OF PRO BONO DISTINCTION

Award for Extraordinary Service – 600 Hours or More

Margaret Zhang

Award for Exemplary Service – 400 Hours or More

Pinky Mehta        Katharine Schulman

Award for Exceptional Service – 200 Hours or More

John Burruss

Shinjini Chatterjee

Jennifer Cilingin

Maria da Silva

George  Donnelly

Chelsea Edwards

Yosha Gunasekera

Kevin Hoagland-Hanson

Hyeji Kim

Marie Logan

Nina Martinez

Joseph Moro

Sarah Morrissey

Sonya Shea

Richard Shephard

Whitney Viets

David Washington

Britney  Wilson

Award for Outstanding Service  – 120 Hours or More

Katy Akopjan

Stephanie Albano

Nickolas Bogdanovich

Jake Branchaud-Linsk

Katrina Cohen

David Cone

Paul Courtney

Jessa DeGroote

Nicole Foster

Elizabeth Frawley

Matthew Funk

Ambrogino Giusti

Drake Glesmann

Kayla Green

Lauren Henderson

Edwin Howell

Joshua Kahane

Brandon Kenney

Allison Klein

Mark Kramer

Verna Krishnamurthy

Adrienne Lighten

Tania Loghmani-Basmandj

Elli Marcus

Michael McDonald

Kayla Morrow

Kathy Nguyen

Daniel Nuzzaci

Stanley Polit

Jack Regenbogen

Joshua Roberts

Jordan Romanoff

Joseph Sandman

Rachel Shack

Brian Springer

Kristin Teager

Kelly Tomlin

Adam Unger

Karen Wiswall

Award for Distinguished Service – 80 Hours or More

Marla Benedek

Monisha Bhayana

Courtney Brown

Simon Burger

Margarita Caulfield

Matthew Celano

Brittney Denley

Shannon Doherty

Christopher Donovan

Tiffany Engsell

Elizabeth Fletcher

Brooke Fodor

Lindsay Fritchman

Katie Geleris

Matthew Gerber

Kevin Hakakian

Jacob Hartman

Danielle Henderson

Erica Holland

Eric Horst

Michael Howald

Joshua Jeng

James Kelly

Robert Kieffer

Yoon Sun Kim

James Klima

Jeremy Kolman

Preeti Krishnan

Daniel Lambright

Christian Latham

Evan Levine

Donghee Lim

Pei-ju Liu

Jianing Liu

Madeline Lurio

Gregory Manas

Matthew McCabe

Charlotte Melbinger

Joseph Mensah

Jessica Moscoso

Raymond Multer

Ronald   Nelson

Jessica   Paletsky

Rajvi Patel

Joan Piasta

Daisy Puente

Natalie Punchak

Yasaman Rahmani-Givi

Daniel Ramos

Justin Rand

Emily Raymond

Anna Richter

Alexandria Robertson

Geraldine Rothschild

Gina Russoniello

Brooke Schachner

Nathan Schwartzberg

Lauren Sirois

Roger Stronach

Alexandra Theobald

Frazar Thomas

Jason Thompson

Jonathan Todd

Michael van den Berg

Deepa Vanamali

Randi Veenstra

Jackson Warren

Ariana Watson

Jacob Weiner

Thomas Wheeler

Charles Wittmann-Todd

Mengshan Xu

Michael Zaslow

Alexandra Zottola