Pro Bono Students Canada

Pro Bono Publico: For the Public Good


"The existence of PBSC has helped rekindle a sense of obligation in students and lawyers alike. The graduates of PBSC enter the profession as agents for change, with a new level of expectation regarding the role of public service in a legal career.”

–Justice Robert Armstrong,
Ontario Court of Appeal

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a multiple award-winning law student program that provides legal services without charge to organizations and individuals in need in Canada. We are the only national law student program in Canada and the only national pro bono service organization anywhere in the world. PBSC has a chapter in every law school in Canada. Click here for an overview of the history and structure of PBSC.

PBSC law students develop valuable legal skills while increasing access to justice from coast to coast. By exposing law students to the value of pro bono service, PBSC aims to encoruage the next generation of lawyers to make pro bono service an everyday part of their practice.

We invite you to get involved with Pro Bono Students Canada. If you are an organization, clinic or firm and would like to create a project with PBSC Osgoode, visit the Organizations page. If you are a student who would like to volunteer with us, please visit the Student section.


The Canadian CIvil Liberties Association is recruiting volunteers for the CCLA Rights Watch Blog. The project description can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 16th 5:00 pm. Interested students must email their applications to Cara Zwibel ( and should include a brief letter of interest outlining why they want to participate in the project as well as their resumes. Please note that volunteers will have to attend the CCLA Rights Watch Conference (September 20th- 22nd in Toronto) and the PBSC specific training (September 27th or September 30th at Osgoode).


Contact us at or 416-736-2100 ext 22590