Field Placements

Pro bono placements and supervising attorneys must be approved by Hofstra Law, and the Law School will coordinate with the court system to develop appropriate placements for students participating in the program.

The pro bono legal assistance must be supervised by a licensed attorney and involve direct client contact in the provision of legal services for:

  • persons who are financially unable to pay for legal representation;

  • indigent clients of nonprofit legal service providers that predominantly address the legal needs of poor persons; or

  • a government entity, so long as the work performed is on behalf of identifiable individuals who are financially unable to afford representation or whose unmet legal needs prevent their access to justice.

A list of eligible placements (PDF) is available for students.