Public Interest & Pro Bono

For the fourth year in a row, a group of 90 incoming GW Law students received an intensive introduction to the world of public service and pro bono prior to the beginning of classes. 
The New York Bar will require anyone admitted by examination after Jan. 1, 2015, to document that they have performed 50 hours of pro bono service, including clinics, externships, and some paid opportunities. The rule may also have an impact on recent alumni, since New York allows admission on...
A record 120 members of GW Law’s Class of 2013 were recognized for volunteering 22,459 pro bono hours—the largest-ever contribution from a graduating class. Graduating JD students who complete 60 hours or more of pro bono legal services and LLM students contributing 20 or more hours are...
The Law School has partnered with the university’s Cancer Institute to create the GW Cancer Pro Bono Project.  The project, which connects patients with GW Law students who work under the supervision of attorneys, helps cancer patients with basic legal issues relating to advance...
Howard Rudge, JD ‘64, retired senior vice president of DuPont Corp., awarded a cash prize of $5,000 to Caitlin Clarke, JD ‘13, for her paper on reducing youth unemployment. The Howard J. Rudge “Creative Solutions” Competition called for papers highlighting a creative solution to a serious...
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