Programs and Activities

Each year five major initiatives highlight the School's comprehensive public interest programming.

Pro Bono Project

The primary goals of the Pro Bono Project are to: (1) provide students with real-life work experience related to future career choices; (2) foster an understanding of professionalism and idealism; (3) provide legal assistance to the underserved and underrepresented populations; and (4) encourage future pro bono involvement after graduation.   For more information, visit our Pro Bono pages.

Placements

The Public Service department provides individualized placement services for students interested in pursuing public interest work.   To view our list of opportunities or to report work you have already done, click here.

Student Public Service Fair

To encourage public service and to help the law school community learn about volunteering opportunities in the St. Louis area, the Project coordinates an annual Student Public Service Fair.  At the Fair, public interest lawyers, providers of legal and social services, members of nonprofit organizations, students, faculty and staff have the chance to meet representatives from public service organizations and to explore volunteer opportunities.  To learn more about this year's fair, click here.

Student Organizations

Already active in the community, many student groups volunteer, sponsor public interest speakers, and raise money for the Public Interest Summer Stipend Program.  In addition to working closely with the Public Services department, several student organizations coordinate their own public service projects.  For more information, click here.