Pro Bono Centre

“Pro bono legal services represent the highest form of social work that the legal profession can perform in service to the public.” - Former Chief Justice, Chan Sek Keong, Advisor, SMU Pro Bono Centre (2017–2020)

PRO BONO CENTRE AT A GLANCE

259

Applicants were seen at the legal clinic

17%

COVID-19 Issues

16%

Family Issues

11%

Employment Issues

7%

Criminal Issues

More Than
9 out of 10

Applicants would return to the legal clinic if they had new legal issues, and recommend the legal clinic to others

Statistics from the SMU PBC Legal Clinic in 2020



CLASS OF 2020

48 hours

Average number of pro bono hours per graduate

17 JD graduates

Completed more than 50 pro bono hours

32 LLB graduates

Completed more than 80 pro bono hours

More than 17

Different organisations served

Testimonials