How To Apply

The Fall 2017 application for all Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS) is due Tuesday, September 5, 2017. There is one universal application for all SLPS and it is an online application. A link to the application will be posted here in August 2017. Please complete only ONE application, even if you are applying to multiple SLPS.

There will be a Pro Bono Program/SLPS Information Session on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 12:45 p.m. The Information Session will cover SLPS, other (non-SLPS) pro bono opportunities, and details about how to apply. Bring  your questions!

Required Liability Waiver

UC Berkeley requires that students sign a liability waiver for all off-campus activity that is not required by a class. This includes SLPS.  All SLPS participants must sign a waiver and email it to by September 15, 2017. Students who do not sign and submit a waiver by September 15 will not be able to participate in SLPS. You can download the waiver form here.

Informational Materials

  • A description of the different projects, estimated time commitments, and contact information is available here.
  • The very helpful SLPS Roadmap–a guide to SLPS organized by categories such as area of law and estimated time commitment–is available here. Many SLPS require a significant time commitment. Please consider this in selecting your extracurricular activities.


For questions and additional information, please contact Diana DiGennaro, the Pro Bono Program Director, at