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UT Law students provide record 10,000+ hours of pro bono service

Students at the University of Tennessee College of Law demonstrated true Volunteer spirit over the past year, performing more than 10,000 hours of pro bono legal service for charitable and nonprofit organizations.

Members of the college’s UT Pro Bono program performed a total of 10,057 hours of pro bono service during the 2015–2016 academic year. This year marks a new record for the organization, surpassing last year’s record of 8,764 pro bono hours.

Nearly half of the College of Law’s student body participates in UT Pro Bono, with 43 percent consistently serving during both the 2015–2016 and 2014–2015 academic years.

“Our students continue to impress me year after year with their increased dedication to pro bono legal service and helping those in need,” said Brad Morgan, coordinator of UT Pro Bono and the interim director of the college’s Bettye B. Lewis Career Center. “UT Law students are Volunteers in every sense of the word.”

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