A Catholic institution located in Washington, D.C., the Columbus School of Law has a unique mission of service. This mission is exemplified by our dedication to pro bono work, a commitment shared by students, faculty and alumni alike.
The Pro Bono Program at CUA Law is on the spectrum of hands-on learning opportunities available to students throughout their tenure here. Pro bono projects enable students to apply lessons learned in the classroom out in the community, advancing their professional development while benefiting those in need of services. Participation is voluntary, and the range of options available to CUA law students being sited in nation's capital is extensive.
Beginning January 1, 2015, all applicants for admission by examination to the New York State bar must perform 50 hours of law-related pro bono service prior to application filing. Note that while the definition of pro bono under the New York rule is expansive, projects for which students receive pro bono credit at CUA Law may not fall within it. For further information, visit the New York State Courts' website.
Alumni, legal services organizations and nonprofits are welcome to contact CUA Law Pro Bono Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org