Public Interest/ Public Service Curriculum
Public Interest/ Public Service
- Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL)
- Legal Services Society (LSS)
- Innocence Project Student Group
Participating students may register to earn 2 credits (120 hours) or 3 credits (180 hours) per semester. Along with their first externship, students should enroll in a 2 credit professional development seminar (i.e. "Becoming a Lawyer"). For subsequent externships, students may register for credit through "Supervised Fieldwork."
- General Practice Clinic
- Families and the Law Clinic
- Advocacy for the Elderly
- Consumer Protections Projec
Pro Bono at CUA
For purposes of CUA Law's Pro Bono Challenge, a pro bono project must entail work that is (1) law-related; (2) conducted on behalf of individuals or groups underrepresented in the legal system or on behalf of organizations that serve them, which may include nonprofit, civic, community, religious or governmental entities; (3) not performed for academic credit or compensation; and (4) supervised by a licensed attorney.
Are you a CUA law Student who has done Pro Bono Work? Let us know!!
Email your pro bono hours to Jennifer Tschirch at firstname.lastname@example.org! Tell us about your work in the email body or complete a timesheet.
Looking for a Pro Bono Project?
Sign up for Pro Bono Projects on TWEN!
Have a Pro Bono Project Idea?
Email it to Jennifer Tschirch at email@example.com!
For more information, visit CUA's Pro Bono Website
Student Awards & Recognition
Pro Bono Service Honors
Upon graduation, students receive recognition for their pro bono service throughout law school.
- Honors (25-49 Hours of Service)
- High Honors (50-74 Hours of Service)
- Highest Honors (75+ Hours of Service)
The Michael F. Curtin Pro Bono Award
This award recognizes a law student who has honored the highest ideals of the Columbus School of Law by voluntary pro bono service to others.
The James Cardinal Hickey Community Service Award
The Clinical Legal Education Association Award
Law School Service Awards
- The First Lap Award
For dedicated services to the law school community during the first year of law study
- The Extra Mile Award
For outstanding service to the law school community
- The Marathon Award
For extraordinary dedication and outstanding service to the law school community
The Dean's Award
This award is given to the President of every student organization.
- Office of Career and Professional Development
- L&SJI Public Interest Jobs and Fellowships
- Office of Law & Social Justice Initiatives BLOG!
Summer Funding &
Loan Repayment Assistance