Pro Bono Program

Student Participation
Years of Helping Individuals in Need

Enhancing legal education through commitment to community

Pro bono is short for the Latin pro bono publico, meaning “for the public good.” Pro bono work uses professional skills to provide services to those who are unable to afford them.

Our award-winning, nationally recognized Pro Bono Program celebrates over two decades of Carolina Law students assisting attorneys to provide high quality, low cost legal services to individuals in need, building skills for practice and developing a lifelong commitment to pro bono work.

Since its creation in 1997, this extracurricular program has connected law students to hundreds of projects with supervising attorneys in public interest organizations, government agencies and private practice.

A 13-member student board directs the Pro Bono Program in conjunction with the school’s director of pro bono initiatives. To engage alumni and build connections between alumni and students, the Pro Bono Program also maintains an alumni board.