Summer Stipend Recipients

Jennifer Roth
My experience at this internship has been incredible and unforgettable.  I assisted an attorney with research for her oral argument in front of...

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Orientation

Incoming Student Orientation
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3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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RWU Law Alumni @ Newport Polo
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Public Interest Potluck
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Forms

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

Step

Form to Complete

Deadline

Select a placement from the List of Pre-Approved Placements on Symplicity or in the Feinstein Office and Apply to Placement

or

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 Project

Student Evaluation, Journal, & Time Log 

 

Within 10 days of project completion 

Supervisor Evaluation

Supervisor Evaluation Form

 

Within 10 days of project completion

The Law School recognizes all graduating students who have provided 100 or more hours of pro bono legal service during law school.  Each year in March, all third year law students are notified about the pro bono graduation recognition and provided with a  short applicaton to report their pro bono hours.  In order to hep you track your hors completed beyond the 50-Hour Pro Bono ELR, please use the Pro Bono Tracking Worksheet. 

Pro Bono Tracking Worksheet Form
When requested prior to graduation

Student Responsibilities

Professionalism
Students should perform all pro bono work in a timely and professional manner.  If a student is unable to complete the work in a manner that is satisfactory to the supervisor, he or she should immediately inform the supervisor and the Associate Director of Pro Bono Programs.

Confidentiality
Students must maintain confidentiality for all work done on client cases. Their work should not be discussed with anyone other than the supervising attorney unless express permission is given by the supervisor.

Conflict of Interest
Students should discuss any potential conflicts of interest (based on previous or concurrent work that the student may be engaged in at another law office) with their supervising attorney at the outset of the pro bono placement.

Satisfactory Performance
If a student does not complete the pro bono work or project to the satisfaction of the supervisor and the Associate Director of Pro Bono Programs, the hours worked will not count toward the pro bono requirement.