Juris Doctor 018GF-1 Clinic: Pro Bono Class Gen/Fed
This course will explore the importance of pro bono work to the legal profession; the ethical, moral, logistical and structural issues surrounding pro bono practice; and access to justice issues. Students will participate in pro bono practicum or clinical projects under the supervision of licensed attorneys. The course aims to instill the value of pro bono service in students, allow students to experience pro bono practice, and prepare students to perform pro bono work as licensed attorneys. The course begins by exploring the need for pro bono services and how pro bono benefits students, attorneys, and the profession as a whole. The course then delves into access to justice issues and how to provide services to traditionally underserved populations, such as prisoners, immigrants, the disabled, and homeowners in foreclosure. The course also discusses ethical and professional responsibility issues in providing pro bono services and how to build and manage a pro bono program. Clinic Director Approval is required prior to enrollment in the course.

Section Name: JD-018GF-1
Departments: Juris Doctor
Academic Level: First Professional
Course Type: Faculty Supervised
Credits: 2
Books: To Be Determined