Pro Bono Program

Pro Bono Advisory Board

2017-2018 Pro Bono Advisory Board
Lawyers are professionals with an obligation to serve the legal profession and their community. This obligation begins with enrollment in law school. In order to meet this obligation and to implement a process for instilling a sense of service in our students we encourage every student at the Syracuse University College of Law to participate in pro bono and community service activities.  We undertake this as part of our commitment to the pursuit of excellence in learning, professionalism, and service.

In the spirit of supporting our students in their efforts to provide pro bono and community service, faculty also strive to provide pro bono and community service on an annual basis. Faculty members are encouraged to voluntarily report pro bono and community service activities.

Pro Bono Handbook

Interested in performing some pro bono work?

Email the Pro Bono Advisory Board at:

Once you submit your hours, the Office of Career Services will verify all information provided with the sponsoring agency. If you have questions about the number of hours logged, please contact 315-443-1941 or email

For Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies

If you are a nonprofit organization or a government agency seeking more information about posting pro bono opportunities, please email the Pro Bono Advisory Board at or call 315-443-1146.

General Public

If you are an individual seeking legal assistance, please note that Syracuse University law students cannot provide direct legal advice or services to members of the general public. For assistance in locating an attorney, please visit the attorney referral programs available online at the Onondaga Bar Association. You may also contact the College of Law’s Office of Clinical Legal Education at 315-443-4582  to see if you may qualify for one of their clinics.