Getting Involved in Public Interest

If the motto ‘and justice for all’ becomes ‘and justice for those who can afford it,’ we threaten the very underpinnings of our social contract.

Chief Justice Ronald George, Supreme Court of California

Equal justice under law is not just a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building. It is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society . . . It is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.

United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, Jr.

I understand that one of the many privileges of the legal profession is the opportunity to serve others, and I commit myself to seeking equal justice for all.

The Pledge of Professional Commitment

Getting involved means serving the public, serving your professional development goals and, most importantly, serving your professional obligations. Engaging in the numerous service opportunities provided at Temple allows you to do all of these things. Whether it is representing a victim of domestic violence, drafting incorporation documents for a non-profit entity, or painting the walls of a neighborhood building, serving others is essential.

To find a service project or to help with a pro bono project, go to Pro Bono Projects or contact Director of Public Interest Programs, Lisa Hurlbutt, at 215-204-3705 or lisa.hurlbutt@temple.edu.