Public Service

Standing Up

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

—Robert F. Kennedy '51


Alumni in D.C.

Getting Started in Public Service

What career is right for you? 


Community and Activism

Student organizations and opportunities for involvement


Funding for Public Service

Loan forgiveness, scholarships, summer grants, fellowships and more


Professor Kim Ferzan talks to students

Mentorship and Counseling

How mentors and counselors support students and alumni


Public Service Program

Program in Law and Public Service

An academic program that prepares students for public service careers


Clinics and Coursework

Clinics and courses for students interested in public service


Fast Facts, 2021-22

Summer Service Grants


funding 167 students in public interest jobs

Pro Bono Hours


logged by J.D. students

Pro Bono Challenge


Class of 2022 graduates completed the 75-hour challenge

Public Service Program Members

Law and Public Service Program

The program offers a select group of students the opportunity to receive training that will prepare them for a career in public service. Applications are due in the fall.



Public Service at UVA Law

Professors, students and guests talk about public service topics.


Public Service Center


Public Service Center / / (434) 924-3883
The Pro Bono Program / / (434) 924-3883