To obtain a law degree, a student must perform a minimum of 20 hours of pro bono legal work during their second or third year of law school. Pro bono legal work is defined as "work on behalf of indigent individuals or other uncompensated legal work in conjunction with an individual lawyer, law firm or organization on behalf of a disadvantaged minority, the victims of racial, sexual, other forms of discrimination, those denied human and civil rights, or other work on behalf of the public interest. Work on behalf of the public interest means legal work that is designed to present a position on behalf of the public at large on matters of public interest . . . ."
The pro bono requirement must be completed at least 30 days prior to graduation. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for determining whether a student has satisfied the pro bono requirement. Current students should log in to BlackBoard (my.fsu.edu), and visit the Student Affairs page under "courses & orgs" to view the mandatory Pro Bono Orientation that covers all aspects of this requirement, and to access the forms necessary to obtain appropriate credit.