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 two different ways: through our Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects and by volunteering directly with organizations in the community. In other words, we do not need to create a Student-Initiated Legal Services Project for students to volunteer with you. We publicize appropriate non-SLPS pro bono opportunities and students apply to directly to the outside organization.

If you would like to post a pro bono opportunity on our website, please send the following information to Diana DiGennaro, 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.
  • How to apply.