Syracuse College of Law Recognition Program
The College of Law does not require any pro bono hours for graduation. However, students who complete a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono work are recognized by the College at Commencement.
You must report your Pro Bono Hours by March 15 of the year you graduate through 12Twenty. The Pro Bono Advisory Committee will review all reported pro bono hours for eligibility.
Submitting College of Law Pro Bono Hours:
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New York State Bar Requirement
Submitting New York State Pro Bono Hours:
New York State requires completion of pro bono work as part of the bar application process. This FAQ addresses how to demonstrate compliance for Admission to the NY Bar. Under Rule 520.16 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals, applicants who successfully pass the bar examination in New York must demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service before applying for admission to practice. This is achieved through the execution of an affidavit by you and your supervisor to be submitted with your character and fitness application. Your supervising attorney must sign the affidavit, you must hold onto this document until you are ready to apply for admission. Syracuse University College of Law will not verify your hours for purposes of admission to the New York State bar. The attorney supervisor at the placement must verify your hours.