For Employers

If you are a legal employer seeking law students to assist with a pro bono project, we want to hear from you!

Berkeley Law students participate in pro bono work in different ways: through our Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects, Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips (BLAST), and through Independent Projects by volunteering directly with organizations in the community. We publicize appropriate Independent Project opportunities through our internal mailing list and students apply directly to the outside organization.

If you would like to promote an Independent Project to Berkeley Law students please send the following information to Deborah Schlosberg, the Pro Bono Program Director, at probono@law.berkeley.edu:

  • An introduction to your organization and the work you do.

  • A detailed description of the work the students would be doing.

  • The time commitment. This can be a range of hours per week, per month, or per semester, or a set schedule, e.g., Fridays 2-5 p.m.

  • Whether the commitment is for one semester or the academic year. We suggest setting a one-semester commitment with option for students to continue the following semester.

  • A description of the training that will be provided.

  • Location and logistics. Where will the students be working? How will they communicate with you, access documents, etc.?

  • Whether the work is appropriate for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and/or LLMs.

  • We will direct potential law students to send you an email stating their interest and a current resume. 

If you wish for us to include your organization on our website as a potential host for a Pro Bono Independent Project, contact Deborah Schlosberg, the Pro Bono Program Director, at probono@law.berkeley.edu