Public Interest Institute

Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities

Pro Bono Projects

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Pro Bono Handbook

Students can choose from several semester-long pro bono opportunities, including:

The Public Interest Institute also offers a week-long Alternative Spring Break program each year, as well as opportunities to volunteer at one-time pro bono clinics assisting targeted populations, such as the homeless or the elderly.

Public Service Opportunities

The following community service projects are currently being offered through the Law School:

Soup Bowl

Law student volunteers will be cooking and serving food at the Tuscaloosa Soup Bowl on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 12. Volunteer spaces are limited; if you are interested in signing up, please contact Chelsea Caveny at

Habitat for Humanity

The Public Interest Student Board will be organizing regular work days on Habitat for Humanity projects this semester, generally on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, contact Rob NeSmith at

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 for more information.

For information on other volunteer opportunities in the Tuscaloosa area, click here.