Pro Bono Program
UCI Law’s Pro Bono Program is a reflection of the school’s deep commitment to public service and experiential learning. The school encourages each student to participate
by providing legal services to underserved communities and causes while supervised by an attorney or member of the Law School faculty.
Collaborations with more than 20 law firms over the past six years have helped UCI Law to significantly increase services to low-income clients, while also helping to alleviate the caseloads of local legal services providers. UCI Law students have directly parlayed their roles as pro bono project leaders into post-graduate paid positions. UCI Law alumni in private practice have been extremely active pro bono volunteers, and many have joined the ranks of attorneys who supervise UCI Law student pro bono work.
“It has been a great pleasure working with UCI law students both at my office and at the courthouse domestic violence restraining order declaration clinic. They have been fast learners and incredibly professional. They take instructions well and also take initiative. They are eager to delve into the law and work with clients. I have witnessed their tremendous growth throughout the semester and have no doubt that the will accomplish great things in their careers. It has been a privilege supervising them and I look forward to our continued partnership.”
—Hadar Zemah, Esq.
Staff Attorney, Family Law
Public Law Center
The Pro Bono Program provides unique opportunities for students to volunteer during each academic break. These projects allow students to have a more intensive pro bono experience.