Cornell Law students have a diverse array of opportunities to engage in pro bono projects on a local, national and global scale, throughout law school and beyond. As an institution which prides itself on cultivating “morally based lawyers in the best sense,” Cornellians are encouraged to provide free legal assistance to persons of limited means from the beginning of their law school careers.

The Office of Public Service provides support to students and alumni in pursuing pro bono opportunities. The Director of Pro Bono Services connects with nonprofits, government agencies, and law firms providing representation to indigent clients and shares opportunities available. Cornell Law School’s pro bono program includes training, resources, project matching, and counseling regarding the 50 hour pro bono requirement for NY State Bar admission.