Public Service Requirement

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“It was an eye opening experience to see how much aid is needed and how important pro bono work is.”
~DU Law Student, Class of 2008

To ensure that the College of Law remains in the forefront of public service, every Juris Doctor student is required to perform a minimum of 50 hours of supervised, uncompensated, law-related public service work during his or her law school career as a prerequisite to graduation.

Goals of the PSR:

  • Educate the students about their professional responsibilities, particularly their obligation to perform public service work as practicing attorneys;
  • Help students develop practical lawyering skills by supervising them in real work situations and teaching them to integrate the theory and practice of law;
  • Raise awareness among students of meaningful career and public service opportunities.
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University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208