Public Service
  • Capitol Hill alums

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Among UVA Law graduates who work in public service, several in recent years have found their way to Capitol Hill, where they fulfill their passion for policy and make an impact on national issues.
  • Andrew Chen '15

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Andrew Chen '15 is helping homeless youths in Los Angeles through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship.
  • PILA Auction

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Each year the Public Interest Law Association's auction raises funds for first- and second-year law students working in public service over the summer.
  • BLSA trip

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Members of the Black Law Students Association took a service trip to Uganda to build a continuing education platform for judges, attorneys and professionals there.
  • Four UVA Law students are joining the Department of Justice as attorneys through the Attorney General's Honors Program.

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Four UVA Law students are joining the Department of Justice as attorneys through the Attorney General's Honors Program.
  • Terrell Family and Amber Roberts

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Amber Roberts '15 (second from right) helped save the Terrell family's home through the Consumer Law Clinic.
  • Janet Napolitano '83

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Janet Napolitano '83, president of the University of California and former Department of Homeland Security secretary, recently spoke to a class focused on public service.
  • Meryem Dede '15 and Kimberly Rolla '13

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Meryem Dede '15 and Kimberly Rolla '13 worked together to help reduce public housing evictions in Charlottesville by 91 percent from 2011 to 2014.
  • Powell Fellow Cat Martin and daughter

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    As the 14th Powell Fellow in Legal Services, Cat Martin '15 (pictured with her daughter, Evie) will help Philadelphia homeowners avoid foreclosure due to back taxes.
  • Lide Paterno '15 and scholarship recipients

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Lide Paterno '15 founded Tumaini Tanzania to provide scholarships and other support to students pursuing higher education in the East African country.
  • Street Law

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Each year student members of Street Law teach local high school seniors about their rights and stimulate their interest in law.
  • Pro Bono Clinic

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    An extracurricular pro bono clinic gives students hands-on experience investigating potential wrongful convictions in the state's criminal justice system.
  • Washington, D.C.

    THIS IS VIRGINIA

    UVA Law's externships program allows students to earn credit while working for nonprofit or government employers.

 

FAST FACTS

More than $357,900 awarded to 84 students working in public interest jobs over the summer
Where PILA Grantees Worked

12,276 pro bono hours logged by law students

103 Class of 2015 graduates completed at least 75 hours of pro bono while in law school More

29 students participated in the Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Program with 7 organizations More

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PUBLIC SERVICE
ALUMNI MENTORSHIP
PROGRAM

We match students interested in public service careers with alumni working as public service attorneys. If you're interested in being mentored or serving as a mentor, contact us at publicservicelaw@virginia.edu.

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