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The Pro Bono Program

The Graduate School

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Graduate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Meals, Darcy
dmeals@gsu.edu
404-413-9253

Address
85 Park Place N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
College of Law

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

Georgia State Law encourages student involvement in both pro bono and public service through the Pro Bono & Public Service Recognition Program. Pro bono activities include not only those that address unmet legal needs of people of limited means, but also efforts that enhance the capacity of law and legal institutions to do justice. Activities that are not law-related but promote the interests of charitable or community organizations are recognized as valuable public service.

Benefits

Participants gain skills and knowledge relevant to practicing law in the public interest and addressing the legal needs of underrepresented communities.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Ability/Disability, Age, Gender, Military/Veteran Status, Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2017

Number Served
101-500

Research Components and Activities

Not Applicable

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Students work with licensed attorneys to address client needs. They develop professional skills and knowledge and understand their ability to effect change even during law school.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs
Not Applicable

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols), Other

Other: Project-specific training
Additional Information

hours tracking

Participant Empowerment

Institutional alliances, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

We highlight student participants in blog posts and celebrate significant commitment to pro bono work as part of Honors Day. Students are also eligible to achieve “distinction” in service upon graduation, depending on the number of hours of service completed.

Evaluation Methods

other

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, increasing academic skill area (s),Other

Other: commitment to service as part of professional identity

Outcome Milestones

Key Performance Indicators

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2017

Number Served
101-500

Research Components and Activities

Not Applicable

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Students work with licensed attorneys to address client needs. They develop professional skills and knowledge and understand their ability to effect change even during law school.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?
Not Applicable

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols), Other

Other: Project-specific training
Additional Information

hours tracking

Participant Empowerment

Institutional alliances, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

We highlight student participants in blog posts and celebrate significant commitment to pro bono work as part of Honors Day. Students are also eligible to achieve “distinction” in service upon graduation, depending on the number of hours of service completed.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

other

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, increasing academic skill area (s),Other

Other: commitment to service as part of professional identity