Applying & Deadlines

Why Apply?

The PBSC works directly with community and advocacy organizations, to pair motivated law students with pro bono projects that serve the public interest. These programs give students the chance to work with organizations based across the country, in all areas of the law, honing their research and collaboration skills on real legal projects that benefit real communities.

PBSC at Osgoode recognizes the inherent value of law in service of the public interest (and potential employers look for it, too!) To apply for a pro bono project, visit the Projects page and identify a program where you feel you can make a real difference.

Applications for all 2021-2022 projects are due on September 17, 2021 at 11:59pm.

How to Apply

The application process is the same for every project. It involves a completing a short statement of interest (max 1 page); and an updated resume. Please submit applications via this Google form:

The statement of interest should describe your interest in a specific project, and your relevant skills, experience, and knowledge.  You may choose to explain all your project preferences in one statement, or provide separate statements for each project - this is entirely at your discretion. Students are encouraged to be formal, but shouldn't be afraid to be honest and creative; lived experience may be an asset!

After Applying

You will be notified about the status of your application within one week after applications close, on September 17, 2021.

To accept your offer, respond with a completed copy of the Student Agreement Form. Please also check your junk and spam for our email. Upon acceptance, all successful applicants must attend the mandatory general training session on either:

Option 1: Monday, September 27th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm; OR
Option 2: Wednesday, September 29th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Successful 1L applicants will also need to attend the mandatory research and writing training session on either:

Option 1: Monday, October 4th from 12:30 - 2:00 PM; OR
Option 2: Monday, October 18th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Successful upper-year applicants will need to attend the mandatory advanced research and writing training session on:

Option 1: Monday, October 18th from 12:30 - 2:00 PM