Alternative Break Opportunities
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.
The following pre-approved pro bono projects were offered to students during spring break 2013:
- Advanced Health Care Directives Clinic with UCI Hospital (Geriatrics): Student volunteers assist clients of the UC Irvine Medical Center's Program in Geriatrics to prepare Advanced Healthcare Directives.
- Family Law Blitz: The Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) hosted a Family Law Blitz during spring break with the goal of helping more than 25 clients in one day. Student volunteers worked with LASOC attorneys, private attorneys, and paralegals to assist clients with family law forms, letters, declarations, and motion drafting.
- Justice Bus: The Justice Bus Project trains and brings urban law students to volunteer at legal clinics in rural and isolated areas. The Spring Break Justice Bus traveled to Palmdale, a city in the Antelope Valley, which is a semi-rural area of California 100 miles (approx. 2 hours) from Irvine. OneJustice coordinated with Mental Health Advocacy Services to provide special education information and legal assistance on Friday, March 8th.
Center for Justice--Spring 2013: Students
traveled to Biloxi, MS, and volunteered March 4-8. Students volunteered at
the Mississippi Center for Justice, assisting low income clients and
communities with issues related to poverty, racism, the BP oil spill, Hurricane
Katrina, and much more.