Pro Bono Requirement
Tulane was the first law school to require pro bono work of all its students. Since 1987 law students have been required to engage in pro bono service. Each student must complete a minimum of 30 hours of legal service on behalf of indigent persons or with non-profit, public interest organizations that serve the community. This may occur in the New Orleans metropolitan area, or, if more convenient, in the student’s home community, here or abroad. The following are some recent comments by students actively pursuing their pro bono requirement:
See the TLS Public Interest brochure for additional information.
Annual Placement Fair
Each fall the Pro Bono Program holds an open-house Placement Fair for 2Ls and 3Ls. Attending the annual fair are attorneys and directors of a variety of local organizations which provide legal assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford it. Students meet the people in charge and have the chance to ask questions about the needs and activities of these agencies. This is the ideal opportunity to see what best fits the student’s schedule and to sign up for a placement designed to satisfy the 30-hour minimum pro bono requirement.
Information for Attorneys and Organizations Seeking Law Student Assistance