Pro Bono Program - Duquesne University School of Law
"Salus Populi Suprema Lex" is Duquesne University School of Law's motto meaning the welfare of the people is the highest law. This is particularly fitting with respect to the Pro Bono Program. The Law School's faculty, staff, and students have a long tradition of serving the community and helping those in need. The Pro Bono Program at the Law School goes one step further by providing a structure through which students can recognize the professional obligation to serve the disadvantaged. Duquesne Law School's Pro Bono Program encourages and facilitates its law students to serve the public interest with the goal that these law students will then serve the public interest in their professional careers.
Duquesne University's School of Law Pro Bono Program has two parts:
I. Attorney/Student Pro Bono Matching Program
- Matching students with private attorneys working on pro bono cases who need student help with research, writing, litigation preparation, etc.
II. Public Interest Organizations
- Pairing students with public interest legal organizations based on specific areas of interests.
- Public Interest Organizations
Disclaimer: The Law School's students cannot perform legal work or give advice directly to members of the public or clients. Duquesne Law students may only work under the supervision of a licensed attorney or at an organization with a supervising attorney that has been approved by the Pro Bono Program. The Law School's Pro Bono Program does not have any licensed attorneys on staff.
For more information about the program or any general questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Ella A. Kwisnek, Assistant Dean of Students, Program Administrator
900 Locust Street, Hanley Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282