Class of 2024 Volunteered 57K+ Pro Bono Hours

May 23, 2024

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"After all we’ve witnessed these past few years, it is clear that now—more than ever— we need lawyers who are committed to working for the public good, defending the rule of law, and equal justice under the law. Class of 2024—you have truly set the bar, volunteering a tremendous number of hours to serving our community and to the protection and promotion of these cherished values. Not only were these services completely voluntary, but they were used to help those less fortunate and to promote access to justice for communities most needing it. On behalf of the entire GW Law community—thank you for answering the call and setting an example for us all," said Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law Dayna Bowen Matthew.

In a truly outstanding effort, 193 students in the Class of 2024 volunteered 57,314 pro bono hours. Not only were their legal services provided free of charge, but they didn't receive any other compensation, such as credits, funding, etc. Students who contributed 50 or more hours were awarded at this year's Pro Bono Recognition Celebration on Saturday, May 18. Learn more about GW Law's Public Interest & Pro Bono Program.