Steven Maffucci is finishing his third year at the SUNY Buffalo School of Law by working 12 full-time weeks at Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. With a 3-credit class on campus one afternoon a week, he will complete his third year while most classmates are still in the classroom and anticipating taking the bar exam.
He’s one of eight UB Law students selected for the Pro Bono Scholars Program which was just introduced in 2014 by then-Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, and allows 3L students to take the February bar exam.
A Rochester native, Maffucci has both civilian work experience and four years of military service under his belt, so he especially feels ready to “get to work.”
He has also helped staff attorneys with research projects ranging from immigration and naturalization issues to unemployment to family law.
And that’s just been in his first four weeks!