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BC Law Pro Bono Spring Break Opportunity with the International Legal Foundation – Apply Today!

The International Legal Foundation (ILF) is continuing their tradition of hosting BC Law pro bono spring break volunteers during this semester’s spring break from March 7-11, 2022. ILF will be working remotely and can host up to 8 BC Law pro bono volunteers. This is a great way to gain legal experience while serving the community and logging pro bono hours towards the BC Law Pro Bono Program’s voluntary 50 hour pro bono pledge.

Please review ILF’s website to learn more about their critical work around the world. Interested students can apply by emailing to BC Law’s Public Interest and Pro Bono Program Director, Michelle Grossfield:

  • a brief statement of interest and relevant experience;
  • a pdf version resume; and
  • a pdf version unofficial transcript/grade sheet (grades can be left off, if preferred).

Volunteers will be selected based on interest, relevant experience and timeliness of application until all ILF volunteer opportunities are filled. Resumes and unofficial transcripts used to apply will be forwarded to ILF, if selected to participate.

BC Law Pro Bono Spring Break Opportunity
Pro bono volunteers will work remotely throughout spring break week and should plan to be available Monday (3/7) from 11 AM ET to 6 PM ET and Tuesday (3/8) through Friday (3/11) from 10 AM ET to 6 PM ET, with some flexibility if needed based on a volunteer’s location/time zone during the week as the office is used to operating remotely amongst country offices.

A writing exercise prior to a two hour orientation will kick off the pro bono opportunity with daily supervision check-ins. Pro bono volunteers will be supervised by two ILF attorney staff members during the week. There will be opportunities for small group research and writing projects, observation, opportunities to hear from speakers and a closing session for the group on Friday.