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Pro Bono Program - Duquesne University School of Law


The Duquesne University School of Law's Pro Bono Program solicits projects from private attorneys providing pro bono services as well as legal services organizations and non-profits. Private attorneys, who are providing pro bono legal services to a client, can contact the Pro Bono Program with specific assignments for Duquesne law students.

The Pro Bono Program will then advertise these projects and make every effort to find a match for submitted projects. Examples of types of projects include: research, writing, client in-take, litigation preparation, investigation, and advocacy.


  1. The law student must engage in law-related activities; clerical work does not qualify.
  2. The law student must be supervised by a licensed attorney for all work.
  3. The law student may not receive monetary compensation or academic credit to qualify as pro bono service hours.
  4. The law related services must be provided to the client either for free or at a substantially reduced rate.
  5. The law-related services must be on behalf of: (a) person(s) with limited financial means; OR (b) person(s) with limited access to legal representation; OR (c) nonprofit, civic, community, religious, or governmental organizations.