According to the American Bar Association, “Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay.” PII opportunities are unpaid and not for academic credit, yet they yield significant benefits. Volunteering through the PII allows you to put your legal skills to practical use while learning from accomplished professionals eager to share their experience. It’s a chance to build your resume and to make a difference in the lives of clients who can really use your help. The PII also tracks your volunteer hours and acknowledges exceptional service.
If you choose to take part in PII, please complete the Public Interest Initiative packet (.docx) and submit it to Dean Teplitz by March 15th of your graduating year.
More Information about public service externships and careers can be found at Equal Justice Works or PA Legal Aid.
Assistant Dean of Students
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