Pro Bono Project celebrates national Pro Bono Week

National Pro Bono week begins on Monday, Oct. 20 this year, and the Pro Bono Project, in collaboration with other student groups, are hosting several events throughout the week.

The American Bar Association is encouraging law schools, firms and other groups across the country the celebrate pro bono and its importance. Wake Forest Law has many student groups that provide bro bono opportunities, and these groups will be collaborating for events all week.

On Monday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Pro Bono Project will have a table of donuts on the first floor of Worrell. They will be available to talk about the benefits of pro bono and teach students how to log their hours. There will also be a Krispy Kreme versus Dunk’n Donuts doughnut competition to decide which is truly the best kind of doughut. Stop by to learn more about pro bono and vote for your favorite doughnut!

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. the Criminal Law Round Table and Criminal Law Justice Program are collaborating with Professors Kami Simmons and Mark Rabil to host a movie night in Worrell room 1302.  The movie will be Central Park 5, a documentary covering the Central Park Jogger Case. Professors Simmons and Rabil with be available for Q&A after the showing.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. there will be a lunch discussion in Worrell room 1302 on careers in the public interest sector. The Public Interest Initiative will provide insight on many different public interest career possibilities.

For questions about any of these opportunities, contact Gelila Selassie at Check out the Pro Bono Project website for more information on other projects.