Pro Bono ELR Forms

To receive credit for completion of RWU Law's 50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement, students must report and request approval of hours to the Feinstein Center via Etrieve by the required deadlines.  Students must use Etrieve to report each placement or project that the student intends to use towards their 50-hour requirement.

Etreive login screen

All pro bono must be reported online using Etrieve.

Important:  To log in to Etrieve, 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. 


Step One: Secure Pro Bono Experience

  • Secure an unpaid internship doing public interest legal work in:
    • Legal services;
    • Non-profit;
    • Public defender;
    • Prosecution;
    • Government agency; or
    • Judicial.
  • Secure a pro bono experience alongside an attorney doing pro bono or work on a court-appointed criminal case;
  • Participate in RWU Law's Alternative Spring Break program; or
  • Participate in a Pro Bono Collaborative project such as Street Law, VITA or Eviction Help Desk.

To view the complete Pro Bono Guide, please contact Zureen Khairuddin, the Administrator at the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Learning Center.

Form to Complete

On Etrieve: Law Pro Bono 1: Pre Approval Request

You will receive an email to confirm that your placement will qualify as Pro Bono. 

Step One Deadline

Prior to the start of your pro bono


Step Two: Work on Your Pro Bono

Work on your pro bono and keep track of your time. You may use an Excel spreadsheet or a notebook but make sure you track:

  • the dates you worked;
  • the number of hours and minutes; and
  • description of the activity

Please send the hours logged along with the supervisor evaluation form to your supervisor when you have completed your pro bono experience. 

Step Two Deadline

Within 10 days of pro bono completion.


Step Three

Have your supervisor complete the Supervisor Evaluation. 

Step Three Deadline

Within 10 days of pro bono completion request. 


Step Four: Request Certification

Request Certification of your pro bono hours completed

Form to Complete

Complete a Reflective Journal at the conclusion of your pro bono. 

On Etrieve: Law Pro Bono 2: Completion Certification 

You must upload your Reflective Journal and completed Supervisor Evaluation to Etrieve with your request for certification. The documents must be in pdf format. 

Step Four Deadline

Within 10 days of pro bono completion.


Step Five: Additional Hours

Additional Hours Certification of your pro bono hours completed 

Form to Complete

Once you have fulfilled your 50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement, you may self-report any additional pro bono hours you complete on Etrieve:  Law Pro Bono 3: Additional Hours.

You do not need to include the signed Supervisor Evaluation Form or Reflective Essay for Form 3: Additional Hours. 

Deadline

Within 10 days of pro bono completion. 


Close Course Type Descriptions

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.