Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips (BLAST)

The Fall 2023-2024 application is live now.

BLAST Trips (Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips) Logo
BLAST Hawai'i 2022 Students
BLAST Hawai'i 2022
BLAST Central Valley 2019 infront of "Fresno" City sign
BLAST Central Valley 2019
BLAST Tijuana 2019 image of U.S.-Mexico Border on the beach
BLAST Tijuana 2019
BLAST Mississippi 2018-2019 Students sitting on top of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Sign
BLAST Mississippi 2019
BLAST Kentucky 2018
BLAST Kentucky 2018

Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips (BLAST)  is one way students at Berkeley Law can engage in pro bono legal services.  BLAST allows students to take a short, but deep dive serving clients over school breaks outside of the Bay Area. Students work alongside established grassroots legal services agencies, gaining insight into the ways these organizations adapt their work to the unique challenges and needs of their respective communities. BLAST is a service-learning experience that helps equip students with the tools to understand the complex needs of communities similar to and different from their own, helping foster an active generation of thoughtful community lawyers.  In years past, BLAST has traveled to rural Kentucky, the Central Valley of California, Mississippi, South Texas, Tijuana, and Los Angeles.  BLAST, like SLPS, is student-initiated and operates in conjunction with the Berkeley Law Pro Bono Program

The 2023-2024 BLAST Application will be live at the commencement of the Fall semester.  Applications are due September 13th, 2023 before midnight.

Students may access all substantive questions from the BLAST application click here.

You can contact BLAST’s student leadership at For general questions about the Pro Bono Program at Berkeley Law, please contact us at