About Us

Boalt on Break is one of Berkeley Law’s Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS). 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. Boalt on Break 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.

For the 2017-18 school year, Boalt on Break participants will spend their spring break in eastern Kentucky, where they will work with local legal aid organizations and attorneys in the area. Under the supervision of attorneys, students will provide clients with direct legal services in the areas of wills, divorces, disability benefits claims, and Black Lung benefits claims.

Thank You to Our Generous Supporters

Carolyn & Dan McGovern
Charles Ashman
Christy & Patrick Bates
Dmitry Filimonov
Jeanette Ingles
Jeffrey Selbin & Laurel Fletcher
Kevin Quinn
Nancy Schoenberg
Victoria Hall
Steven Latino
Suly Wang
Susie Wang Ng