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Pro Bono Program - Duquesne University School of Law


"Salus Populi Suprema Lex" is Duquesne University School of Law's motto meaning the welfare of the people is the highest law. This is particularly fitting with respect to the Pro Bono Program. The Law School's faculty, staff, and students have a long tradition of serving the community and helping those in need. The Pro Bono Program at the Law School goes one step further by providing a structure through which students can recognize the professional obligation to serve the disadvantaged. Duquesne Law School's Pro Bono Program encourages and facilitates its law students to serve the public interest with the goal that these law students will then serve the public interest in their professional careers.

Duquesne University's School of Law Pro Bono Program has two parts:

Attorney/Student Pro Bono Matching Program

The program matches students with private attorneys working on pro bono cases who need help with research, writing, litigation preparation, and more.

Public Interest Organizations

The program pairs students with public interest legal organizations based on students' specific areas of interests.

Disclaimer: The Law School's students cannot perform legal work or give advice directly to members of the public or clients. Duquesne Law students may only work under the supervision of a licensed attorney or at an organization with a supervising attorney approved by the Pro Bono Program.