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University of La Verne College of Law

University of La Verne
College of Law
320 East D Street
Ontario, CA 91764
law.laverne.edu

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Vitonio F. San Juan
Assistant Dean of Students
P: (909) 460-2023
E-mail

Category Type

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

Description of Programs

The University of La Verne's Mission Statement identifies Community Service as one of four major concerns that "affirm a positive and rewarding life for its students." The University believes that "service is a primary goal of an educated person. The University therefore encourages its students to experience the responsibilities and rewards of serving the human and ecological community."

Law students who want to engage in law related pro bono activities can contact the Director of Clinical Programs. For non-law related pro bono activities and community service opportunities, the students see the Assistant Dean of Students.

The College of Law's pro bono program is:

  • A voluntary program for the law students.
  • Students should aspire to perform 30 hours, or more, of volunteer work. Students who are able to perform 30 or more hours of pro bono publico work will be recognized during graduation.
  • Students may volunteer for law related and non-law related activities.
  • To be considered, the volunteer work must not result in the student receiving remuneration, academic credit, and/or some form of tangible reward.

Location of Programs

Assistant Dean of Students and the Director of Clinical Programs

Staffing/Management/Oversight

Law related pro bono projects are handled by the Director of Clinical Programs while the Assistant Dean of Students handles non-law public service activities. For purposes of recognition during graduation, the Assistant Dean of Students keeps track of the records of pro bono publico and public service work.

Funding

General law budget.

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Student organizations have, from time-to-time, engaged in legal and non-legal pro bono work. Projects have included fundraisers for various charitable organizations, food and clothing drives, high school mentoring programs, disaster relief operations, etc.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

There is no formal faculty pro bono policy but the Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs request faculty to submit information regarding such activities.

Awards/Recognition

Students who are able to perform 50 or more hours of pro bono and/or public service work will be recognized during graduation.

Community Service

Student organizations have, from time-to-time, engaged in pro bono and public service work. Projects have included participation in the General Relief Advocacy Program, fundraisers for various charitable organizations, food and clothing drives, high school mentoring programs, disaster relief operations, etc.

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Jane Egly, Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Law
College of Law, University of La Verne
320 East D Street, Ontario, California 91764
P: (909) 460 2042
Fax: 909 460 2081
E-mail

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

None listed

Public Interest Centers

None listed

Public Interest Clinics

Contact: Disability Resource Center

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Career Services
August Farnsworth
P: (909) 460-2016
Fax: (909) 460-2082
E-mail: E-mail

http://law.laverne.edu/student-services/students-with-disabilities/

Clinical Program

 

Disability Rights Legal Center –Elizabeth Eubanks, Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, (909) 460-2034, E-mail. Provides clinical experience to upper-division law students, focusing on disability rights litigation and special education issues for low-income and minority families.

Externships/Internships

Our students may choose an externship with a government agency, public interest group, non-profit legal agency or legal service office. The choice must be law-related with sufficient pedagogical content to warrant unit credit. Our student must be supervised by an attorney and of course not paid. The law school offers five classes for the clinical externship program.

Classes with a Public Service Component

The law school offers five classes for the clinical externship program.

Public Interest Journals

None listed

PI Career Support Center

None listed

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

None listed

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Summer Fellowships

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

None listed

Student Public Interest Groups

Public Interest Law Foundation

August 7, 2018