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University of Richmond School of Law

University of Richmond
203 Richmond Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Tara Casey
Professor, Legal Practice
(804) 287-1207
Fax: (804) 289-8992 
[email protected] 

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by a Referral System with a Coordinator 

Description of Programs

The Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service connects law students with service opportunities in central Virginia and beyond. All of our programs are in partnership with outside organizations, ranging from legal aid offices to private law firms, bar association to non-profit organizations. Students are afforded the opportunity to volunteer in one-time events (e.g., Pro Bono Wills for Seniors Clinic) or longer term commitments (e.g., Pro Bono No Fault Divorce Program). There is no pro bono requirement for graduation; however, students who complete 120 hours of service during their law school careers may receive the Carrico Center Pro Bono Certificate upon graduation.

Location of Programs

The Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service is a standalone program. 


The Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service is administered by a faculty director who is also responsible for teaching and directing the law school's post-graduate fellowship program.  


The program is funded from the law school's operating budget.  

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono



The law school recognizes those students who have completed 120 hours or more of pro bono service during their three years of law school with the Carrico Center Pro Bono Certificate. Additionally, the law school recognizes 1-3 graduating law students who have made an extraordinary commitment to public interest work with the Pro Bono Award.

Alternative Winter or Spring Break Projects

During Spring Break, students are given the opportunity to engage in community-based volunteer service, such as preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House.

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Caitlin Bradley
Director of Public Service Careers
[email protected]

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

 None listed.

Public Interest Centers

None listed. 

PI Career Support Center

The Career Development Office provides the tools, strategies, and support law students need to navigate the employment search. Through a combination of one-on-one advising, small-group interactive workshops and information sessions, mock interviews, recruitment programs, and networking events, the CDO helps students identify and secure summer internships and post-graduate opportunities. Lastly, the CDO hosts the annual VACLSC Government and Public Interest Interview Program (GPIIP), during which more than 80 public sector employers recruit and interview students from the law schools at the University of Richmond, the College of William & Mary, and Washington and Lee University, for summer and post-graduate employment.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

None listed.