Law Students Serving the Public

“By being part of Pro Bono Students Canada, you are part of one of the most visionary undertakings I’ve seen in 40 years at the bar.” Justice Rosalie Abella, Supreme Court of Canada


To provide access to justice through participation in projects that support communities who face barriers to legal services.

To support our community by assisting partner organizations reach their objectives from a legal perspective.

To train future lawyers by providing practical, supervised learning experiences for students and promoting pro bono within the legal profession.

Pro Bono in Numbers

1 600

Student Volunteers 

132 500

Pro bono hours contributed


of student volunteers report that they plan on offering pro bono services upon graduation


Projects NationallyProjects Nationally

Some PBSC UNB Chapter Highlights

  • 2021-22: Through a formal partnership with McInnes Cooper, the Imprint Trans ID Clinic from NB expanded to all Atlantic provinces
  • 2021-22: 13 Partner Organizations and 20 Pro Bono Projects offered
  • 2021-22: PBSC UNB launched their first project addressing the important issue of reproductive justice in Atlantic Canada

Being able to experience this “real-world” legal education in conjunction with starting my own formal legal education allowed me to develop a more holistic understanding of the law


I have gained invaluable legal research and time management skills, and have been coaxed out of my comfort zone by participating in meetings and giving presentations.


Volunteering with PBSC was one of my favourite law school experiences & I wish I had started in 1L instead of 2L.