February 3, 2022
Applications must be submitted by February 9.
Most placements are virtual, but there are few in-person slots.
Each year during Spring Break, law students and supervising law school faculty members volunteer their time and energy to legal aid organizations to help low-income Texans resolve their civil legal problems. The Commission has made an exception during the pandemic to allow students attending law school out-of-state to participate in the 2022 PBSB program.
Pro Bono Spring Break is a great opportunity for law students to practice and apply legal skills learned in the classroom, including advocacy, client interviewing, and supervised legal decision-making. It also exposes future lawyers to the dire legal and financial circumstances faced by low-income people in Texas and raises awareness about access to justice issues.
Law students receive training and supervision by both law school faculty members and legal services staff. Participating organizations include: American Gateways, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Project, Disability Rights Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, and Texas Fair Defense Project.
Students must work at least 8 hours per day on projects Monday through Thursday and half-a-day Friday during the week of March 14-18.
Some expenses reimbursable by Texas Access to Justice Commission.
Eligible for HLS pro bono credit. If you are accepted, please contact Lee Mestre (email@example.com) in the HLS Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.