Advancing the Commitment to Public Service Through Law Firm Pro Bono (SC)

Information Introduction

LAW7821
Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/15
Credits: 1
Days Date Time Room

Mon

0820-0950 SL284

Tue

0820-0950 SL284

Wed

0820-0950 SL284

Thu

0820-0950 SL284

Mon

0820-0950 SL284

Tue

0820-0950 SL284

Wed

0820-0950 SL284

Thu

0820-0950 SL284

Course Description

This seminar will explore the history of pro bono at law firms, how law firms partner with public interest organizations on pro bono cases, including cases involving impact litigation and policy reform, how law firms measure the impact of their pro bono programs, and the relationship between pro bono and other aspects of law firm practice and culture. The seminar will also examine why lawyers do pro bono, how lawyers and law firms benefit from pro bono programs, and how law firm pro bono professionals use their skills to recruit, retain, and enhance morale through pro bono service. Through selected readings on best practices for administering pro bono programs, and by hearing from selected experts on the topic, students will have the opportunity to learn about how law firm pro bono programs are structured, managed, and funded, and how they can positively impact underserved individuals and communities as pro bono attorneys who practice at large law firms.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students will be expected to submit a final paper via EXPO no later than noon on March 7th.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: Yes

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124217897

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, February 24, 11:59 PM

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