Pro Bono Program
The Pro Bono Program at UC Irvine School of Law is a reflection of the school’s deep commitment to experiential learning and public service. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the program, providing legal services to underserved communities and causes while supervised by an attorney or member of the law school faculty. Although the program is not mandatory, most students are participating.
Students do not receive academic credit or financial gain for their work. However, the program does provide opportunities for UCI Law students to practice and expand the skills learned in the classroom while experiencing the challenges and rewards of practicing law and assisting real clients. Opportunities exist for students to volunteer at many organizations during the academic year and during school breaks.
In addition to the tremendous learning experiences provided by the program, students will provide much-needed services to underserved members of the community. UC Irvine School of Law strives to ingrain a commitment to pro bono service in each student. Some students may be inspired to dedicate their careers to public service, while others will understand the importance of making pro bono work a substantial part of their work in private practice or government work.
The UC Irvine School of Law Pro Bono Program cannot offer direct legal help to the general public. UCI Law students may only work under the guidance of a licensed attorney at an approved program placement or organization. If you are seeking assistance with a legal problem, please contact the Orange County Bar Association, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, or the Public Law Center.
The University of California, Irvine School of Law is deeply committed to the performance of public service work. We expect that our students and faculty will be regularly engaged in public service work throughout their careers.
Public service work, of course, can take many forms and reflect many values, including activities such as helping those who cannot afford legal services and working for public interest and government organizations. We encourage our students and faculty to set yearly public service goals similar to those expected of practicing attorneys.
- Adopted by UCI Law faculty Sept. 23, 2009
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Address: 401 E. Peltason Dr., Suite 4800-D, Irvine, CA 92697-8000
Located at the corner of Campus and E. Peltason drives
Phone: (949) 824-2026
Fax: (949) 824-2966
“Students at UCI Law have a
strong commitment to public service and experiential learning, reflected in the fact that most students are participating in the Pro Bono Program.”
Anna Strasburg Davis
Director of Public Interest Programs