Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities
Pro Bono Projects
Click on the links below to learn more about these ongoing pro bono opportunities:
- Birmingham Bar VLP Courthouse Help Desks
- Free Legal Advice Clinic
- Habitat for Humanity Wills Clinic
- Homeless Court (Birmingham)
- Reentry Assistance Clinic
- Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic
The Public Interest Institute also plans a week-long Pro Bono Spring Break every year, and participates in the one-day Project Homeless Connect event held each spring in Birmingham.
Public Service Opportunities
The following community service projects are currently being offered through the Law School:
The Barkery / Metro Animal Shelter
If you are interested in volunteering with The Barkery, a group that helps promote adoption of pets from the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter (you get to play with dogs!), please contact Cayman Caven at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity
The Public Interest Student Board organizes regular work days on Habitat for Humanity building projects, generally on Fridays or Saturdays. For more information, contact Rob NeSmith at email@example.com.
Raise the Bar Mentoring Program
This student-run organization pairs law students with middle school students at Eastwood Middle School in Tuscaloosa for one-on-one mentoring. Volunteers also staff a one-hour enrichment session for at-risk students at the school every day, Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Ellie Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law student volunteers will be cooking and serving food at the Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl one weekend in the fall semester and one weekend in the spring semester. Volunteer spaces are limited; if you are interested in signing up, please contact Chelsea Caveny at email@example.com.
For information on other volunteer opportunities in the Tuscaloosa area, click here.