About Us

Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips or BLAST (formerly Boalt on Break) is a student-led organization that works in conjunction with the Berkeley Law Pro Bono Program. We are an alternative service break organization that offers students the opportunity to provide pro bono legal services outside of the Bay Area. Students work alongside established grassroots legal services agencies, gaining insight into the ways these organizations adapt their work to the unique challenges and needs of their respective communities. BLAST is a service-learning experience that helps equip students with the tools to understand the complex needs of communities similar to and different from their own, helping foster an active generation of thoughtful community lawyers.

To learn more about BLAST’s inaugural trip to eastern Kentucky in the 2018-19 school  year, click here.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be expanding for the 2018-19 school year, with a total of five trip opportunities for students. To learn how to apply, click here.