Pro Bono Publico as a Conscience Good

30 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2008

Date Written: April 15, 2008


Three social psychologists who have spent decades studying volunteerism have depicted volunteering this way: People participate in volunteer work in the face of substantial obstacles - it is effortful, it is work and work performed on an unpaid basis, it is time consuming, and it involves interactions with strangers. Some volunteers engage in work that is clearly trying. Thus their research question has been: Why would anyone volunteer?

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Schmedemann, Deborah A., Pro Bono Publico as a Conscience Good (April 15, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Deborah A. Schmedemann (Contact Author)

William Mitchell College of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

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