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Pro Bono Service Program

Pro Bono Service Program

Pro Bono Publico” service, “For the Public Good,” is at the heart of the legal profession. Providing pro bono service to individuals or groups traditionally underserved by the private bar is the goal of our mandatory 50-hour Pro Bono Service Requirement.

Commitment to the Community.

Our Pro Bono Service Requirement reflects a commitment to the Philadelphia community and the unmet legal needs of its men, women and children. Under close supervision, students develop their legal skills and gain practical, hands-on, experience working directly with clients. This is a vital part of our curriculum and demonstrates the faculty and  administration’s commitment to the development of professionalism in its students.

Program Overview

Pro Bono Opportunities

Karen Pearlman Raab 

Karen Pearlman Raab

Director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs

Karen Pearlman Raab created and is directly responsible for the Pro Bono Service Requirement. In addition, she develops and coordinates all other public interest programs at the law school.

Karen currently serves on the Equal Justice Conference Planning Committee, and is a published author and lecturer in her field. Active within the community, she serves on the boards of the Homeless Advocacy Project and the Young Friends of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Karen has been the Co-Chair of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Founder's Award since 2008.

Contact

Phone: 215.571.4722
Email

Admin. Support: Donna Duggan
Phone: 215.571.4801
Email