For Law Students

As a student at NCCU School of Law, you can help make the promise of “equal justice under law” a reality. Whether you are planning for a career in private practice or public service, through pro bono you will gain valuable experience, enhance your legal skills, and help meet a vital community need.

What is Pro Bono?

The Pro Bono Clinic focuses on the promotion and development of professional legal values and the delivery of free legal services to underserved persons, communities, and organizations.

*Student service in the Pro Bono Clinic is limited to law-related service that meets an access to justice need.

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Sign-up for Pro Bono Opportunities

NCCU Law Pro Bono Project Database

Log your Pro Bono Hours

Logging your pro bono hours is fast and easy! Your hours will be tracked through our pro bono hour tracking system.

NCCU Law students, please log all pro bono hours here to ensure an accurate record for class credit, transcript reporting, award, recognition, and Bar purposes. 

The Pro Bono Pledge

As Legal Eagles, we want to foster an environment of community service in our profession by providing access to justice to the underserved.

We invite and encourage all law students to pledge to complete at least 1 pro bono project/activity each year of law school. By completing this Pledge, you commit to participate in legal volunteer services during your enrollment at North Carolina Central University School of Law.

What counts as Pro Bono?

*Law student pro bono service is defined as:

Pro Bono service does not include:

  • non-legal volunteer work (e.g. community service)
  • legal service for which any compensation or academic credit is received (this includes law school clinics and externships).

Students are encouraged to render at least fifty (50) hours of pro bono service during their law student career.