The Pro Bono Society is a student honor society that emphasizes the importance of public service and volunteerism in the legal profession. In addition, the Pro Bono Society serves as a vehicle to assist law students seeking to earn the Boyd Service Award. Membership is an earned honor that signifies an objectively measured commitment to serving others during a given semester, as well as the development of skills and values important to a life of public service in the tradition of pro bono publico.
The Pro Bono Society honors students who have reported 15 hours of service, at least 7.5 of which are Community Hours, and attended at least one Lawyers & Leaders program in the previous semester. Qualifying students are notified of membership early the following semester. Further information about these requirements is available in the Pro Bono Society Constitution.