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Pro Bono ELR

“Every lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or professional workload, has a responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay, and personal involvement in the problems of the disadvantaged can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the life of a lawyer.”

- Model Rule 6.1 of Professional Conduct,
American Bar Association, Comment #1

RWU Law’s Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement (Pro Bono ELR) is designed to instill in law students the value and habit of providing pro bono legal service to low-income communities and increasing access to justice, while at the same time providing an opportunity for students to gain valuable practical legal experience.

RWU Law’s Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement (Pro Bono ELR) requires every student to undertake 50 hours of law-related pro bono legal work, as defined by ABA Model Rule 6.1, in order to graduate. Law students may not receive compensation or academic credit for their qualifying service and placements must be approved.

The Pro Bono ELR Student Information Guide can be found at Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement Student Information Guide.


To receive credit for completion of the 50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement, students must complete all required forms and submit them to the Feinstein Center by the required deadlines.  Forms must be completed for each pro bono placement or project that the student intends to use towards their 50-hour requirement.

Steps for Completing the Pro Bono Requirement


Form to Complete


Apply for an internship at one of the organizations or agencies on our List of Pre-Approved Organizations and Agencies


No form needed
Develop your own placement  - Approval must be recieved prior to beginning service

Pre-Approval Form 


Meet with your supervisor to discuss work/project

Confirmation Agreement


Within 5 days of meeting

Work on your pro bono

Student Evaluation, Journal, & Time Log 


Within 10 days of pro bono completion 

Supervisor evaluation

Supervisor Evaluation Form


Within 10 days of pro bono completion

Please use the Pro Bono Tracking Worksheet to help you keep track of your pro bono hours.  RWU Law recognizes all graduating students who have provided 100 or more hours of pro bono legal service during law school. 

Pro Bono Tracking Worksheet Form
When requested prior to graduation