Pro Bono Scholars Program

Make a difference in your final semester at Fordham Law. Help others get legal recourse and help yourself get ahead.

Through the Pro Bono Scholars Progam, you will devote your last law school semester to pro bono legal work on behalf of low income and indigent people. Working with one of Fordham’s clinics or a select legal services provider, you will receive vital, real-life legal practice while also learning the importance of serving clients with limited means.

While you help others, you’ll also be helping yourself get a jump-start on your legal career. The program allows you to take the New York bar exam early: in February of your final year of study. Once you pass, you’ll be admitted to practice right after graduation.

Visit the New York Unified Court System for general information about the program.