Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities
Pro Bono Projects
Students can choose from several semester-long pro bono opportunities, including:
- ACLU Prison Monitoring Project
- Birmingham Bar VLP Courthouse Help Desks
- Clemency Project
- Free Legal Advice Clinic
- Homeless Court Project
- Reentry Assistance Clinic
- Volunteer Ombudsman Program
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
For information on other volunteer opportunities in the Tuscaloosa area, click here.