The Hub for Equity in Administrative Representation provides space for law students to engage in pro bono work through administrative advocacy for marginalized communities. HEAR connects law students with community-based organizations to draft and submit administrative comments in response to federal and state Notices for Proposed Rulemaking. We work with administrative law across subject areas including public health, immigration, the environment, consumer protection, public benefits and welfare, employment, and many, many more areas.
We have seen the power and impact that comments have on marginalized communities and we seek to advocate for these groups through administrative law. We connect law students with organizations that represent the communities who are most impacted by administrative rule changes. We are excited about teaming up with non-profit organizations to ensure our comments reflect the needs of the people and communities served by the non-profits. In partnering with community organizations, we also seek to fill gaps in administrative representation and so work with organizations that would otherwise have limited bandwidth to respond to NPRMs.
We also work directly with Berkeley Law SLPS, student orgs, and other campus organizations who want to write comments, integrate comment-writing into their general functions, or support the development of advocacy through administrative law.
HEAR provides an opportunity for law students to engage in meaningful pro bono work, receive feedback on research and writing skills, and serve a prevalent legal need.