Law Student Pro Bono Requirement Gets Chilly Response From ABA

, The National Law Journal


It appears that a New York-style pro bono requirement for law students won't be going national anytime soon.

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  • Chris

    Ensuring equal justice for all is critical to the respect of the legal profession and pro bono fills gaps in access to justice. Even if law student pro bono is not requried for accreditation, the profession should honor those law schools that take it upon themselves to create student pro bono programs. And many of those schools are going one step further by joining with medical schools to involve students in joint projects to provide safety net services to the nation's most needy populations. These are great ways to deliver proactive, preventive services. Here are some interesting examples from Claire Pomeroy, dean of the medical school at the University of California Davis.

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