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 nuture 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.
Even before the implementation of the Pro Bono Program, students at Memphis Law have passionately
and voluntarily provided public service. In the 2011-12 year alone, Memphis law students
contributed over 7000 service hours.
2012 Awards for Service:
Tom Williams, 3L, with Professor Christina Zawisza, Director of the Child & Family
Clinic at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law