Baylor Law School Pro Bono and Public Service Program

Baylor Law School Pro Bono and Public Service Program raises awareness of the needs in our local community and encourages student involvement in pro bono and community service work. Through Baylor Law School Pro Bono and Public Service Program, Baylor Law School connects needs in the community with students who want to volunteer, acting as a clearinghouse for opportunities, and keeping track of volunteer hours for recognition and resume purposes. Seventy-five percent of the work must be related to the legal field, while the remaining percentage can be any form of community service.

Ways To Get Involved

Below are several ways to get involved. These are just samples of what past students have done. It is highly recommended that you check out these options with their coordinators for opportunities.

  • Community Service Opportunities
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters (contact number: 214-441-2227; contact email:
    • Communities in School of the Heart of Texas - part of a national dropout prevention organization. (Contact Justine Lowery at 254-366-6163)
    • Family Abuse Center (contact Amy Reagan)
    • First Baptist Church of Waco (contact number: 254-752-3000)
    • Habitat for Humanity (contact number: 254-756-7575; contact email:
    • Mission Waco
  • Law Related or Pro Bono Opportunities (open to any student regardless of classification)
  • Pro Bono Opportunities in other Areas
  • 2L and 3L Years

    For any Baylor Law sponsored activity, the Family Abuse Center, or Mission Waco's Legal Clinic, there is no need to turn in an hours report. All you need to do is ask the volunteer coordinator to turn in your hours to Stephen Rispoli.

    For any other questions, please contact Stephen Rispoli.