Campbell Law offers a variety of opportunities for pro bono service. Click the sections below to explore different options.
Campbell Law Innocence Project (CLIP)
The Campbell Law Innocence Project (CLIP) partners law students with personnel at the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence to review, investigate, and make recommendations on criminal cases.
Capital Area Teen Court Project (CATCP)
Teen Court gives first-time youthful offenders a second chance, while also holding them accountable. Students volunteer to play the various roles in the court system.
The Child’s Advocate Project
Law students assist pro bono attorneys in representing children in high-conflict custody cases referred to The Child’s Advocate/Legal Aid of North Carolina by the Wake County Family Court.
Child Permanency Appeals Project (CPAP)
In collaboration with the Wake County Attorney’s Office, students have the opportunity to write appellate briefs that respond to child placement appeals from the Juvenile Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Court.
Death Row Visitation Project
In collaboration with the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, students are paired with death row inmates housed at Raleigh’s Central Prison. Students become temporary members of the inmate’s legal team and meet with the inmate regularly.
Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP)
Students are certified by the State Bar under the three-semester practice rule to represent victims of domestic violence in domestic violence protective order hearings in Wake County. This project is in collaboration with Legal Aid of North Carolina (Raleigh office) and the private bar who serve as supervising attorneys.
Education Law Project
In collaboration with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s “Lawyer on the Line” Program, the Education Law Project allows students to assist clients and gain valuable experience in the field of education law.
Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (IRRP)
The Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (IRRP) allows students the opportunity to work with local immigrant and refugee assistance programs to foster a better understanding of laws and regulations impacting immigrants and refugees.
The Reentry Project is a mobile initiative that interviews North Carolina citizens who may qualify for relief from the collateral consequences of having a criminal record. This project is in collaboration with Legal Aid of North Carolina and the North Carolina Justice Center.
Service Animal Project
The Service Animal Project, in partnership with Disability Rights North Carolina, provides law students an opportunity to learn about disability laws surrounding service animals and to provide workshops to local organizations and government entities on how best to accommodate service animal users, while also minimizing their own risks arising out of the presence of a service animal.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Project partners with the IRS to assist individuals who meet certain income qualifications to prepare and file tax returns. The program certifies Campbell Law students through an online certification course and exam.
Wills For Heroes Project
The Wills For Heroes Project pairs law students with private attorneys volunteering with the North Carolina Bar Foundation to interview clients and assist with drafting appropriate documents.
Submit a Project
Do you have an idea for a pro bono service project? Please complete and submit the Pro Bono Project Proposal Form to the Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities. Proposals will be reviewed by the Pro Bono Council and the faculty Pro Bono Publico Committee. All pro bono projects must be approved by the Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities.
If you are an attorney and need a student volunteer to assist you with a pro bono project, please contact the Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities Raven Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important that pro bono hours are reported so that students receive credit towards recognition criteria established by Campbell Law and the North Carolina Bar Association. Training hours may be included as long as the training is followed by the minimum number of service hours required by the specific project.Report Pro Bono Service Hours