Pro Bono, Student Posts

Do UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break, Just Not for the Reason I Did

I will admit it. I was not excited for UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB). I had signed up for less than altruistic reasons. Namely, I had registered because it seemed like an efficient way to knock out the forty hours of pro bono needed to receive a Public Interest Law Association grant for the… Continue reading Do UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break, Just Not for the Reason I Did

Student Posts

Four Lessons From Legal Aid

For me, the most important part of my legal education by far has been working on real cases through clinics, pro bono, and summer fellowships with legal aid organizations. Over the past three years, I have spent well over 1,000 hours working with dozens of low-income clients on a variety of issues. Since I have… Continue reading Four Lessons From Legal Aid

Student Posts

Thoughts on Legal Aid Work as a Law Student

Do it; work with a legal aid society now, or at least at some point in your career. The most interesting work I have been a part of during my time at UVA has been through my winter and summer internships with the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and through LAJC's consumer clinic program. The… Continue reading Thoughts on Legal Aid Work as a Law Student

Pro Bono, Student Posts

Winter Break Pro Bono

This post is less a “how to” and more a celebration of the incredible support that the public interest students receive from the faculty and staff from the Law School. My home is in Los Angeles, California—and it was a universe away from the frenetic and cloistered world of first semester 1L. Knowing that I… Continue reading Winter Break Pro Bono