Pro Bono Service
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, self-initiated placements, and external pro bono opportunities. Penn Law students perform pro bono service for hundreds of nonprofits, government and legal services agencies, and law firms locally, nationally, and globally.
Penn Law’s passion for pro bono: 90% of the graduating class of 2017 exceeded the 70 hour pro bono requirement.