Berkeley Law’s Pro Bono Program offers students the opportunity to engage in meaningful client service as early as their first semester of law school. Students can apply to participate in our Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS), Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips (BLAST), Call for Necessary Engagement in Community & Timely Response (CNECT) or pursue independent pro bono projects with community organizations. Regardless of the path you choose, you will gain practical skills while bringing life-changing legal services to underserved communities. The Pro Bono Pledge allows students to be recognized for their contributions both at Berkeley Law’s Commencement and at Public Interest and Pro Bono Graduation. J.D. students can also earn hours toward summer public interest stipends (commonly referred to as “Edley Grants”).
For questions and additional information, please contact the Pro Bono Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a legal services organization seeking law students to assist with a pro bono project we want to hear from you. Please visit our “For Public Interest & Pro Bono Providers” page.