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.
There are many opportunities to provide access to justice to those most in need during Fall Break 2011, October 10-14, 2011. Additionally, National Pro Bono Week is October 23-29, and there are several opportunities for volunteering locally that week.
Since these are projects with very limited time frames, 1Ls are allowed to participate. Mileage reimbursement ($.10/mile) will be available for students carpooling out of county. Individuals that have no option but to drive alone may be available for mileage reimbursement as available.
To see the variety of past Alternative Break projects in which UCI Law students have participated, go to the pages indexed below.
Spring Break 2011: Through the "Justice Bus" program, UCI Law students toured migrant farm worker communities near the U.S.-Mexico border, surveyed the workers about living and work conditions, and researched relevant legal issues.
Winter Break 2011: Students Jennifer Ludolph and Azure'De Wilkins, at left, assist residents of Katrina-impacted Hancock County fill out forms for homeowner assistance.
Fall Break 2010: Richard Nguyen helps L.A. County crime victims complete applications for permanent residency.