Opportunities for LL.M. Students

Recommended Pro Bono Opportunities for LL.M. Students

All of our Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS) and Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips (BLAST) are open to LL.M. students, but some might be a better fit than others. We recommend the projects listed below. If, however, there is a project you are particularly interested in and you feel comfortable with the time commitment, you should apply for it. You can find a full list of current SLPS here.

California Asylum Representation Clinic

Consumer Rights Workshop

Contra Costa Reentry Project

East Bay Dreamers Project

International Human Rights Workshop

International Refugee Assistance Project

Karuk-Berkeley Collaborative

La Raza Workers’ and Tenants’ Rights Clinic

Name and Gender Change Workshop

Startup Law Initiative

Tenants’ Rights Workshop

Wage Justice Clinic

Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic

If you plan to seek admission to the New York State Bar, please note: we believe the projects listed here likely qualify for the pro bono requirement, but we cannot guarantee that. Please be sure to speak to your Professional Development advisors in the Advanced Degree Programs Office and check with the New York State Bar.

Pro Bono Independent Projects

Students can also provide pro bono opportunities through independent projects. Please see our website on Independent Projects for specific opportunities and additional information.

Questions? Please contact the Pro Bono Program Director at probono@law.berkeley.edu. Thank you for your interest in pro bono work!