Pro Bono Certificate

The Mississippi College School of Law Pro Bono Certificate acknowledges law students who devote at least sixty (60) hours to Pro Bono Service before graduation.

Qualifying Pro Bono Activities shall be defined as the direct or indirect providing of legal services for no academic credit, and without fee or expectation of fee:

  1. to persons of limited means; or
  2. to nonprofit, religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters that are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means, or persons with limited access to legal representation; or
  3. through participation in activities for enhancing the law, the legal system, or the legal profession as a whole.

Participating students must complete a program participation form and must provide an accounting of all pro bono hours to the law school in order to be eligible to receive a notation in the graduation pamphlet.

The following time shall be included in the calculation of pro bono hours:

  1. time volunteering at an approved pro bono site; and
  2. any time exceeding thirty (30) minutes spent traveling to and from an approved pro bono site.

Attachments – All must be completed and turned into Sherry Johnson, Assistant Dean of Student Services and Career Services, to receive credit for the Pro Bono Recognition Program.