Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, in keeping with its mission to provide excellence in legal education, emphasizing service to its diverse student body, the legal profession, and its community, believes the Equal Justice Program will bolster each student’s legal education experience in three significant ways. First, it will ensure that every student will have the opportunity to practice lawyering skills in a real-world setting before they graduate by assisting organizations in representing clients through client interviewing, counseling, and advocacy. Second, it will provide students with opportunities to make contacts in the legal community with potential mentors, employers, and others who can help the students plan and advance their legal careers. Third, and perhaps most importantly, we hope that the opportunity to provide this public service will instill in each student an appreciation of and commitment to the importance of giving back to the community and improving access to legal services.
What is the pro bono requirement and how is it satisfied?
How many hours of pro bono work are required?
When can I start?
When must I have completed my pro bono work?
How do I select a placement?
What do I do once I've selected my placement?
What if my placement has special requirements?
What forms am I required to fill out and turn in?
What if I want to arrange my pro bono work with a placement that has not been pre-approved?
Can I count work I do at my firm toward my pro bono requirement?
What if I have other questions?
If you have other questions about the pro bono requirement, please email them to Dean Jeffers.