Memphis Law is committed to instill within its students the very heart of the legal
profession — providing equal justice under the law. Because equal justice comes at
a cost, lawyers have a unique and rewarding obligation to provide pro bono services
to those unable to pay. Memphis Law's Pro Bono Program is designed to nurture this
ethical obligation and provide students with the opportunity to gain a practical,
hands-on experience while helping improve the lives of the under-represented.
PRO BONO PROGRAM
Memphis Law is one of a select group of law schools in the country that requires students
to engage in pro bono work during law school. Students entering in the fall of 2012
and thereafter are required to complete 40 hours of supervised pro bono work in order
to graduate. For more information on the program and to see a list of pre-approved
placements, please click the links below.
Pro Bono Forms
- Supervisor Certification Form: students or supervisors must submit this form in order for students to receive pro
- Student-Initiated Project Form: this form is required for students who wish to perform work at a placement that
is not on the Pre-approved Pro Bono Placements list located above.
- Placement Inquiry Form: organizations or individual attorneys may submit this form if they wish to host
law student volunteers.
Memphis Law Volunteers at the Memphis Bar Association's Saturday Legal Clinic
New York's 50 Hour Pro Bono Requirement
Students interested in sitting for the New York state bar must perform 50 hours of
pro bono services. For more information on this requirement, please visit the New York Court's website.