Take the Pro Bono Pledge!

Seattle U Law students are encouraged to pledge to complete at least 100 hours* of legal pro bono and community volunteer work before they graduate.

*Part-time and JD Global Accelerated students may complete 50 hours; masters/LLM students may complete 30 hours


  • Designed to encourage law students to build their legal and leadership skills in service to the community.
  • Connects students with pro bono opportunities
  • Completely voluntary
  • Students who meet their pledge goals are recognized for their contributions at the end of each school year and at graduation.

How to participate

Follow our 3-step process:


  • Students who meet their Pledge goals before they graduate will be recognized at graduation by the School of Law.
  • Students who complete and report 250 hours or more of eligible activity will be given a special designation in the graduation program (125 hours for part-time and JD Global Accelerated students and 60 hours for Masters/LLM students).
  • In addition, students who meet their yearly Pledge targets will be recognized by the Access to Justice Institute and Dean's Office at the end of each year.
  • You may opt out of receiving recognition. However, we hope you still consider engaging in pro bono and volunteer service, and that you will share your information with us. Your submissions remain confidential unless you give permission for ATJI to share your information, and this information is extremely valuable to us so we can better understand how our students are spending their time and how we can best support your work in the community.

The Access to Justice Institute is not a direct legal services provider. For help in finding a lawyer, visit washingtonlawhelp.org or call 2-1-1 if you are inside of King County. If you are outside of King County, call Coordinated Legal Educational Advice Referral (CLEAR) at 1-888-201-1014.

Contact us

Access to Justice Institute
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall Suite 313
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4173
Fax: 206-398-4077
Email: atji@seattleu.edu

Meet the ATJI Team