Pro Bono Scholars
The Pro Bono Scholars Program (PBSP), started in 2015 by the New York Court system, allows students to take the bar exam in February during the final semester of study and then devote the next 12 weeks to providing pro bono legal assistance full-time through an approved field placement or clinic, on behalf of individuals who might not otherwise have access to the justice system. The goal of the PBSP is to assist students in preparing for the actual practice of law while providing much-needed help to those of limited means in our state. See www.nycourts.gov/probonoscholars. Scholars participate in a seminar that accompanies their public interest practice experience. Pro Bono Scholars earn 12 credits for the semester -2 graded seminar credits plus 10 P/F field credits.