Pro Bono Program Overview
There is no one "way" to get involved with pro bono work at Elon Law. Student organizations and individual students are involved in a number of different projects throughout the year.
The student-run Pro Board Board, however, coordinates with students, organizations, faculty, administration, and the legal community to help assure there are a number of opportunities available and we are constantly developing new ways to serve the community.
Established in the fall of 2011, the Pro Bono Board has increased awareness among the student body about pro bono opportunities throughout the state and has helped to create additional service projects for students. In the 2011-12 academic year, Elon Law students performed 16,813 hours of legal service. The Class of 2012 contributed more than 25,000 hours of community and pro bono service during three years of law study. Students serve through pro bono opportunities, such as the Tax Assistance Program, Wills for Heroes and Innocence Project. They also serve through the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, Wills Clinic, Elder Law Clinic and other curricular offerings such as Street Law and Public Law & Leadership courses.
In addition to organizing new projects, the board provides a monthly newsletter and area-specific listserves to keep students up to date on available projects. The listserves assure interested students are aware of upcoming projects related to their preferred areas of practice. Students may sign up for the listserves by returning a pro bono Interest Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to request an invite to the Board's student-run LinkedIn group here.
Joining the Pro Bono Board
Pro Bono Board members are selected each fall after an application and interview process to serve for a full calendar year.
If you would like more information about joining the board or the selection process, please speak with Dean Martinez-Fedrizzi.
Students may also get involved as a project chair. Project chairs are needed to help manage and coordinate projects as the board gets them up and running. If you are interested in being a project chair please contact email@example.com.
The Pro Bono Board is:
Molly Barnes - '14
Daniel Dziuban - '14
Devon Johnson - '15
Jack Parker - '15
Alex Rogers - '15
Rebecca Schumm - '15