Pro Bono Spotlight: Professor Khiara M. Bridges

“I do pro bono work because I think it is important for people with some measure of privilege to assist those who are unprivileged. More selfishly, pro bono work tends to be the most fulfilling and meaningful work that I do.

I serve as a Board Member of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, a nonprofit that fights against the criminalization of pregnancy in its various forms. I chose to get involved with the organization because it advocates on behalf of some of the most marginalized people in society — people who fail to win the sympathies of even those with progressive politics.

Doing pro bono work during law school likely will improve your entire experience of law school. When I think back on my time in law school and I think about the experience that was the most rewarding to me, the first thing that comes to mind is the pro bono project that I undertook during my 3L year.”

 


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