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“John Marshall’s externship program offers quality field placements that develop professional and practical skills while ensuring ¬†successful and meaningful on-the-job performance.” Paul Nam, Graduate (’12)

Awards & Recognitions

Annual Recognitions

Each spring, students participating in the pro bono program are invited to an annual celebration. Graduating students receive the following recognitions:

Pro Bono Distinction Recognition

Students who volunteered at least 75 hours during their law school career are recognized in the graduation program.

Excellence in Pro Bono Service

Students whose total volunteer hours are in the top 10% of their class are recognized in the graduation program and receive a certificate.

Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears Pro Bono Award

The highest award is given to the student whose pro bono service had the greatest impact or who completed the highest overall pro bono hours. The student is recognized in the graduation program and receives a trophy.