The University of Nebraska College of Law’s Pro Bono Research Assistance Program is a free service for attorneys in need of research assistance on pro bono legal matters. The program matches interested law students with pro bono attorneys on research projects that range from small assignments taking only a few hours, to larger projects that may last an entire semester. Students will work directly with the pro bono attorney and may assist beyond research in some circumstances. For new assignments, a member of the College of Law Library Faculty will provide one-on-one research guidance at the beginning of the assignment, as well as on-going support, as needed.
The Pro Bono Research Assistance Program provides law students and attorneys with an opportunity to work together to provide legal assistance for someone in the community who cannot afford it. Our hope is that the program will be a useful resource that encourages more practicing attorneys to engage in pro bono work, while simultaneously providing students with valuable experience, hours that can be counted toward a Pro Bono Certificate, and an opportunity to build their professional network.
New projects will be made available to students on SharePoint. Students interested in working on a project should email Kala Mueller with a short note indicating if there is reason for interest in that particular project. Projects will be assigned 24 hours after the original posting. Preference may be given to those who have not previously been assigned a project or have a special connection to or interest in the subject matter.