Pro Bono Rule Checklist

Below is a quick list of ways RWU law students can meet the NY pro bono requirement rule through RWU Law programs. This should be used as an initial guide for identifying ways you may have already met the NY pro bono requirement. Once you have identified a program that may qualify, please make sure you read the NY rule, FAQs, and the Affidavit of Compliance at: http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/probono/baradmissionreqs.shtml.

I have completed one of the following RWU Law Clinics:

  • Immigration
  • Criminal Defense

I have completed one of the following RWU Clinical Externship Programs (in-house corporate externships do not count):

  • Public Interest Externship
  • Prosecution
  • Environmental
  • Judicial

I have completed my pro bono requirement doing one of the following:

  • A Pro Bono Collaborative Project that involved supervision by an attorney or a judge.
  • A pro bono placement with a legal services organization.
  • A pro bono placement with a federal, state or local government agency.
  • A pro bono placement with a public defender’s or prosecutor’s office.
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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.