Class of 2016 wins Pro Bono Project Competition for 2015-2016 academic year
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Office of Communications and Public Relations
April 11, 2016
Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will celebrate the Class of 2016 as the winners of the class that logged the most pro bono hours over the 2015-2016 school year with a barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Law Commons.
The third-year students took first place with 40 percent participation and 2,122 pro bono hours logged. The second-year students came in second place with 50 percent of students participating and 2,101 hours logged. Finally, the first-year students had 83 percent participation and logged 1,679 hours. A total of 5,902 pro bono hours were completed by Wake Forest Law students throughout the current academic year.
The Pro Bono Project was started during the 2009-2010 school year and is the central point for all pro bono activities at the law school and maintains a database to keep track of student pro bono work. The Pro Bono Project has filled hundreds of placements with attorneys in non-profit organizations, private practice and North Carolina’s legal services organizations. The program is administered by a student executive board with the support and assistance of the law school administration and partnerships with local attorneys and legal services organizations.