Information for Current Brandeis Law Students

 Brandeis Law student Jordan Potts spent the summer of 2017 working at the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation as a Greenebaum fellow.

Brandeis Law students are required to complete 30 hours of public service in order to graduate, although many students perform many more hours than required.

The Greenebaum Program administers this pro bono requirement and works with each law student to match them with volunteer opportunities that fit their interests.

For purposes of the Greenebaum Public Service Program, public service work is broadly defined as follows:  

  • Primarily, for persons of limited means or for charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters which are designed generally to address the needs of persons of limited means and for governmental organizations in matters in furtherance of their organizational purposes.
  • Secondarily, for groups or organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties, animals, the environment, or public rights; or
  • In special cases (not routine clerk work), in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, or educating the public about the law and the legal system.

Furthermore, the volunteer service must be unpaid, not for academic credit and law-related work at an approved placement.

No public service work credit will be received by a student who is currently in a paid employment relationship with the placement.

Learn more about opportunities from the Greenebaum program: