Tulane Law School
In the Public Interest

Independent Proposals
for Pro Bono Credit 

Just as there are many avenues to travel in the world of public interest law, Tulane law students now have the option of proposing a placement to satisfy the Pro Bono graduation requirement of thirty hours.  The student may choose to:

  • Do pro bono work for a private firm or practitioner where the work is performed at no cost on behalf of persons of limited means or otherwise underrepresented groups; or
  • Work on behalf of a local state or federal government entity (e.g., the district attorney's office, the indigent defender program, and the Dept. of Justice); or 
  • Work for a non-profit organization which qualifies under IRS section 501c(3) and endeavors to protect rights of the underrepresented.

Students may choose to work in the local community or anywhere else around the world, as long as the Independent Proposal for pro bono meets all requirements and is approved by the Assistant Dean for Public Interest Programs.  Students have opted to do pro bono in a variety of locations around the globe, including Kenya, So. Africa, Cambodia, Thailand, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

Independent Proposal Information and Student Form (PDF) 

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