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Pro Bono Program

Student Volunteer Awards

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Pro Bono Volunteers of the Year

Criteria and Selection Process

Annually USC Law Students are honored for their dedicated commitment to the goals of the Pro Bono Program. The criteria and process below explains how these exemplary volunteers are selected.

Total of 11 Pro Bono volunteers awards:

  • (1) Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year
  • (10) Outstanding Service Award Winners

Criteria

  • models/exemplars for other volunteers
  • maintain a balance in their student life
  • student in good academic standing
  • involved in either one or more Pro Bono programs or
  • initiated a new program
  • enthusiastic in their support of the Pro Bono Program
  • provided leadership in the Pro Bono Program
  • encouraged and promoted the program

Process

  1. Solicit nominations from the entire student body
  2. Nominations are screened by the Pro Bono Board with input from the directors or organizers of the various Pro Bono projects. Additional information is often secured at this point
  3. Final selection by the Pro Bono Board
  4. Certificates awarded at the Law School Awards Day or suitable ceremony