Are you currently working on a pro bono case and need student assistance?

The Philadelphia area law schools can help!


Listed below are profiles of each law school's programs. Once you have reviewed the school profiles, fill out the linked form underneath the school of your choice. Volunteers are welcome to submit forms for one or more law schools.

Public Service and Pro Bono Programs


The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University

Karen Pearlman Raab, Esq. Director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs
3320 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Phone: (215) 571-4722
Fax: (215) 571-4763 kpearlman@drexel.edu


Pro Bono Program: One of Drexel Law’s founding principles is a commitment to professionalism. The Pro Bono Program at Drexel Law will instill in our students a sense of duty to work in the public interest throughout their legal careers. While at Drexel, our students will use their skills and knowledge to provide legal services to individuals or groups traditionally underserved by the private bar.

For more information about Drexel's Public Interest Program, please go to: http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/

To request a Drexel Volunteer, click here


Rutgers - Camden Law School

Eve Biskind Klothen, Esq. Assistant Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs
Phone: (856) 225-6406 eklothen@camden.rutgers.edu


Pro Bono Program: The Pro Bono Program currently consists of several projects:
  • 1) The Bankruptcy Project
  • 2) The Pro Bono Mediation Project
  • 3) The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • 4) The Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project
  • 5) The Pro Bono Research Project
  • 6) The Immigration Project
  • 7) The Children's SSI Project
  • 8) The Financial Literacy Project
  • 9) The Election Protection Project
  • 10) The Street Law Project

To learn more details about each of these projects, go to www-camlaw.rutgers.edu/probono The Rutgers-Camden Law School Pro Bono Program is staffed by Assistant Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs, Eve Biskind Klothen who can be reached at 856-225-6608 or at eklothen@camden.rutgers.edu, and the Pro Bono Coordinator Colleen McNally, who can be reached at (856) 225-6406 or at cmcnally@camden.rutgers.edu.

To request a Rutgers Volunteer, click here


Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Maureen Olives, Esq. Director of Public Interest Programs
1719 North Broad St.,Philadelphia, PA 19122 Phone: (215) 204-3705
Fax: (215) 204-5983 maureen.olives@temple.edu


Public Service/Pro Bono Programs: Temple has supported pro bono through its Public Interest Experience (PIE) program since 1993. Students work at one of the region's public interest organizations during the school year, in conjunction with pro bono lawyers on particular projects or cases, or on seasonal projects such as low income tax preparation and education.

Please contact Maureen Olives at maureen.olives@temple.edu or 215-204-3705 for more information.

To request a Temple Volunteer, click here


University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Arlene Rivera Finkelstein, Esq. Assistant Dean, Toll Public Interest Center
3400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2604 Phone: (215) 898-0459
Fax: (215) 573-5806 arfinkelstein@law.upenn.edu


Public Service/Pro Bono Programs: Go to www.law.upenn.edu and click on Public Service on the left-hand side to find out more about Penn's program.

To request a Penn Volunteer, click here


Villanova University School of Law

Elizabeth Dunn, Esq. Director of Public Service Careers and Pro Bono Programs
Office of Career Strategy and Advancement Villanova University School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Rd., Villanova, PA 19085 Phone: (610) 519-7228
Fax: (610) 519-5144 dunn@law.villanova.edu


Pro Bono Program: Villanova is committed to serving those in need. Our pro bono programs reflect this commitment and students assist our community through many institutional and ad hoc pro bono projects. Our signature pro bono program is Lawyering Together, an innovative partnership involving law students, practicing attorneys, the law school and public interest organizations. We pair students and attorneys together to work on a pro bono case assigned through one of our partner agencies, as well as matching students with attorneys already working on pro bono cases. For more information, go to: www.law.villanova.edu and click on Public Interest/Pro Bono.

To request a Villanova Volunteer, click here


Widener University School of Law

Sydney Howe-Barksdale, Esq. Director, Public Interest Resource Center
Delaware Campus Law Building Room 206/207
4601 Concord Pike, P.O. Box 7474 Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: (302) 477-2214 Fax: (302) 477-2706


The Pro Bono Partnership Program is one of the Public Interest Resource Center's many public interest initiatives. Our students' work spans three states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Students are teamed with practicing attorneys who take cases from public interest agencies. Students also do remote research projects for public interest agencies in need of additional help. For more information about Widener's Public Interest Resource Center go to: www.law.widener.edu/academics.

To request a Widener Volunteer, click here