The U.S. Department of Labor has clarified that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not prohibit law students from performing unpaid pro bono work at law firms, subject to certain restrictions. That clarification was issued on September 12, three months after former American Bar Association president Laurel Bellows requested a clearer interpretation of the law.
Labor Dept. OKs Firms' Use of Unpaid Interns for Pro Bono Work
The National Law Journal
September 17, 2013