Pro Bono & Access to Justice

Pro Bono Scholar Jeffrey Donigan '15 testifying at Chief Judge's Hearing on Civil Legal Services in Syracuse, NY.

The School of Law has a long tradition of providing pro bono services to the Western New York community and beyond. We are prepared to help students who plan to sit for the New York Bar exam to meet the state’s mandatory 50-hour pro bono admission requirement.

Our pro bono work helps low- and middle-income individuals and community organizations navigate a wide variety of the legal issues that confront them.

A win-win arrangement, our highly-competitive Pro Bono Scholars Program gives students an opportunity to jumpstart their careers and fulfil their pro bono service requirement.