The Pro Bono Service Project was developed in furtherance of the
principle that members of the legal profession and those aspiring
to enter the legal profession have a special professional
responsibility to assist in providing quality legal services to
those who cannot afford it. Through the Pro Bono Service Project,
St. John's School of Law challenges all law students in good
academic standing to pledge at least 30 hours of law-related
volunteer work before they graduate.
Students who complete their qualified pro bono service will
be honored with a graduation award, including recognition at
graduation services. Students completing at least 30 hours of
pro bono service receive the Bronze Pro Bono Service Award.
Students who complete at least 50 hours of service receive the
Silver Pro Bono Service Award, and students completing at least 100
hours of service are awarded the Gold Pro Bono Service Award.