Pro Bono ELR 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

For Class of 2020 and Prior:

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

or

No form needed 
Develop your own placement  - Approval must be received prior to beginning servicePre-Approval Form  
Meet with your supervisor to discuss work/projectConfirmation AgreementWithin 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 FormWhen requested prior to graduation

For the Class of 2021 Forward:

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All forms must be completed online using Etrieve (must use Chrome as your browser): https://rwucentral.etrieve.cloud.  Paper forms with not be accepted.

Important:  To log in, you must first click on the small “Or sign in with” icon located at the bottom center of the screen, which will create a prompt for you to sign in using your RWU Law login credentials.  

 

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Secure an internship doing public interest legal work or participate in RWU Law's Alternative Spring Break program or a Pro Bono Collaborative project (including Street Law or VITA)

Online Pro Bono Pre Approval Request using EtrievePrior to the start of your pro bono

Work on your pro bono

Complete a reflective journal at the conclusion of your pro bonoWithin 10 days of pro bono completion

Supervisor Evaluation

Have your supervisor complete the Supervisor Evaluation

Within 10 days of pro bono completion
Request Certification of your pro bono hours

Online Pro Bono Completion Certification Request using Etrieve

You will need to upload your Reflective Journal and completed Supervisor Evaluation to Etrieve with your Request for Certification.

Within 10 days of pro bono completion
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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.