This is my second year participating in the Gun Violence Prevention Project at Berkeley Law. Gun violence is a problem that affects communities both local to Berkeley and across the nation, and I wanted to work with two stellar organizations that are fighting for change in this space through a variety of ways. GVPP has allowed me to do legal research, learn about the impact litigation process, and advocate for legislation.
Pro bono work is an amazing way to get involved in legal research and policy advocacy as a 1L, when doctrinal classes seem unrelated to anything you’re actually interested in. I would highly recommend doing pro bono work as a way to see what kinds of law you might be interested in practicing, strengthen your legal research skills, and meet an amazing community.”