The College of Law does not require any pro bono hours for graduation. However, students who complete a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono work are recognized by the College at Commencement.

 New York State does not assess eligibility in the same way that the College of Law determines eligibility. See the requirements below for each.

​Syracuse University College of Law Eligibility Requirements (Optional Pro Bono service)

Submitting College of Law Pro Bono Hours

  1. Log into Symplicity
  2. Navigate to the left sidebar
  3. In the "My Account" tab, click "Pro Bono"
  4. Click "Add New" button
  5. Fill out all parts of the form
  6. Click "submit" button

New York State Bar Eligibility Requirements (Mandatory for admission to NYS Bar)

Hours comply with Rule 520.16 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals and conforms to its commentary:

Submitting New York State Bar Hours

For information on submitting New York State Bar hours, see the Affidavit of Compliance. These hours do not need to be tracked with the College of Law through Symplicity.