Service: A Core Mission

Instilling the value of public service is at the very core of UCI Law’s mission. Since we opened our doors in 2009, 92 percent of all UCI Law students have provided more than 70,000 hours of pro bono legal services for the poor and underserved — locally and beyond.

Our students recognize that many people are unable to access the legal services they so desperately need. Our programs provide students the opportunity and training to better meet that need, and to use their legal education to improve society.

Public Service Spotlight

UCI Law Presents Annual Pro Bono Awards

Each year, UCI Law honors students and community partners who have contributed their time and resources to pro bono projects. Awards are bestowed to students for most pro bono hours, leadership, and for going above and beyond to help those in need. In 2018, UCI Law honored Amanda Selogie and Vicki Brett with the Pro Bono Partnership Award for serving as supervising attorneys for the Education Rights Project. The awards allow UCI Law to honor those who help advance the school’s deep commitment to public service and experiential learning. Learn more >

Students holding awards