Directory

University of California Los Angeles

University of California-Los Angeles
P.O. Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095
www.law.ucla.edu

Law School Pro Bono Programs 

Contact Information

Cathy Mayorkas
Director, Public Interest Program
P: (310) 206/9155
Email

Rochelle Adelman
Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
P: (310) 794- 5355

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by a Referral System 

Description of Programs

The purpose of the Center for Public Interest Programs is threefold: 1) to serve as the School of Law's main information center for public interest and community service activities, 2) to provide career counseling and advice to students and graduates interested in pursuing public interest internships and post-graduate public interest internships and post-graduate public interest employment, and 3) to encourage and facilitate pro bono work by students. The Center's primary program for promoting pro bono is its "Give 35" program, through which students are encouraged to volunteer 35 hours of free legal help to a public interest organization during the school year.

The Center maintains a list of organizations seeking student volunteers, accessible to students via a database and notebooks that are located in the office. Information on pro bono opportunities is also provided through handouts distributed to all students and a public interest newsletter called Public Interest News. The Center depends substantially

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Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Partnership with Public Counsel (Volunteer Lawyer Program) - Places students with attorneys who have pro bono cases.

Adoptions Project -- The Director of Public Interest Programs supervises 40-50 students a semester on adoption cases. The Project runs over the course of a semester and advanced students serve as intermediate supervisors. Many first year students participate.

El Centro Legal - This student group coordinates three legal clinics for Hispanic populations: homeless youth, working in conjunction with Public Counsel; landlord-tenant, working in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society; and an HIV legal clinic, working in partnership with HOLSA. Over 100 first year students participated in 1998.

Worker Justice Project -- Seeks to provide an essential link between existing community organizations and increasing legal access to low-wage workers. Working through any of several community organizations, students can find a variety of volunteer opportunities, from intakes, case management, and representing workers through administrative hearings, to developing employment law and administrative hearing

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

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Awards/Recognition

Students who meet the "Give 35" goal receive an award at the annual Public Interest Awards Ceremony. They also receive a Public Counsel Mug.

Faculty who have performed pro bono work over the year are recognized at the Annual Public Interest Awards Ceremony. A brief description of the work performed is

Community Service

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Law School Public Interest Programs

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Certificate/Curriculum Programs

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Public Interest Centers

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Public Interest Clinics

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Externships/Internships

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Classes with a Public Service Component

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Public Interest Journals

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Public Interest Career Support Center

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Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

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Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

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Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

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Summer Fellowships

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Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

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Student Public Interest Groups

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Updated: August 6, 2018