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NALP Seeks Nominations for the 15th Annual PSLawNet Pro Bono Publico Award

Purpose: To recognize the significant contributions that law students make to under-served populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono or public service work.

Eligibility: The Pro Bono Publico Award is available to any second- or third-year law student at a PSLawNet Subscriber School. The recipient will be honored during an Award Luncheon at NALP's Public Service Mini-Conference on Friday, October 23, 2009 at the Washington, DC office of Arnold & Porter, LLP. The Award recipient will receive transportation to Washington, a one-night stay in an area hotel, a commemorative plaque, and a small monetary award.

Award Criteria: Law students are judged by the extracurricular commitment they have made to law related public service project(s) or organization(s); the quality of work they performed; and the impact of that work on the community, their fellow students, and the school. Though a student's involvement in law school-based public interest organizing and fundraising is relevant, actual pro bono and public interest legal work will be the primary consideration.

Nomination Deadline: Nominations must be received by Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 5pm Eastern Time, by fax, mail, or email. Please visit here for the award form.