Program Requirements

Students participating in the Pro Bono Scholars Program are required to spend 12 weeks of their final spring semester in law school providing 540 hours of pro bono legal assistance.

Students must be supervised by an attorney admitted to practice in the jurisdiction where the work is being performed.

Students are also required to attend a weekly companion seminar offered at Hofstra Law.

Students will receive 10 credits for their field placement and 2 credits for the seminar.

In exchange, Pro Bono Scholars are permitted to take the New York bar exam in February and, assuming a passing score and successful completion of the Pro Bono Scholars Program and all graduation requirements, will graduate in May and be admitted to practice in New York in June of their graduating year.