June 04, 2012
In the Media
Sunday Dialogue: Public Service for Lawyers
The New York Times
June 2, 2012
The pro bono requirement presents a special problem for part-time
evening law students. They typically work a full-time job by day,
attend classes at night — often past 10 p.m. — and devote weekends
to the legendarily demanding homework of law school. Many also
attend class during the summer.
While they could be obliged to do pro
bono work at night instead of classes, fewer good options exist for
those who have day jobs.
Jamaica, Queens, May 30, 2012
The writer is a law professor at St.
John’s University and co-coordinator of the Consumer Law and Policy