University of Richmond
Law School Pro Bono Programs
Professor, Legal Practice
Director, Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service
Fax: (804) 289-8992
Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by a Referral System with a Coordinator
Description of Programs
The University of Richmond School of Law created the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service in recognition of an attorney’s professional obligation to serve the community, as well as a law school’s responsibility to educate its students on the need for pro bono legal services. The center connects the skills and talents of its student body with the greater Richmond community and a network of regional and national programs.
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, law students have historically volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House to support families staying there.
Law School Public Interest Programs
Director of Public Service Careers
Public Interest Centers
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)