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...

Upcoming Events

Attorney General Summit

Orientation

Attorney General Summit

Orientation

18th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
29
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law, Bristol, RI
LSAT Free Practice Test
AUG
05
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
RWU Law-- Appellate Courtroom (Room 283), 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
10
All Day
RWU School of Law
Public Interest Potluck
SEP
09
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Law School Bistro


Pro Bono Collaborative

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The Pro Bono Collaborative connects law firms, attorneys and law students to community organizations that need pro bono legal services for their organization and/or their clients.  The PBC’s pro bono service model is unique in that it involves a three-way partnership-- law firm/attorney, law school and community organization—to identify unmet legal needs and create pro bono projects that address those needs.  All pro bono projects facilitated through the School of Law fall under the Pro Bono Collaborative.

The Pro Bono Collaborative is recognized as an innovative and replicable model for providing pro bono legal service and increasing access to justice through collaboration among law firms, law students and community based organizations.  In May 2013, Stanford Law Professor Deborah L. Rhode described the Pro Bono Collaborative as a model that “could be widely replicated” in her article Access to Justice: An Agenda for Legal Education and Research.  In October 2012, the Legal Services Corporation Report of the Pro Bono Task Force described the Pro Bono Collaborative  as “one great example of how much can be accomplished through collaboration.” Also in October 2012 the National Center for Access to Justice featured the Pro Bono Collaborative in its report Model Projects & Structures To Strengthen Law Student Pro Bono To Increase Access To Justice describing “law student pro bono models that do a good job of increasing access to justice by responding to the legal needs of vulnerable people in underserved communities.”

In 2016, the PBC celebrated its 10th year.  We are tremendoulsy proud of the work of our partner firms, attorneys, alumni, community orgainzations, and law students, highlighted here in our PBC 10-Year Report.

Community based organizations are encouraged to propose Pro Bono Collaborative projects. To do so, complete the Pro Bono Collaborative Project Proposal Application.

For additional information about the Pro Bono Collaborative, please contact: Eliza Vorenberg at evorenberg@rwu.edu or 401-254-4597.