adj. short for pro bono publico, Latin for "for the public good," legal work performed by lawyers without pay to help people with legal problems and limited or no funds, or provide legal assistance to organizations involved in social causes such as environmental, consumer, minority, youth, domestic violence and education organizations and charities.
At the heart of is service. At Marquette Law School, we endeavor to prepare you for public service. As a Marquette lawyer you will be a leader in your community. You will have a unique set of knowledge, skills, experiences and shared wisdom gleaned from your legal education and practice. This leadership, conducted in a spirit of service, will advance the common good.