Skills Training and Pro Bono Opportunities

The University of Richmond School of Law provides its students with tremendous opportunities for developing legal skills and trains graduates to enter the legal profession with the value of service-based learning and a wealth of real-world experience practicing law.

Richmond is one of the few schools in the country that requires two full years of law skills curriculum. In the second year, students receive additional training in litigation skills and have the option to explore contract drafting or appellate advocacy.

Pro bono public work also plays an integral part in the education of students. The School of Law offers a variety of opportunities that employ the diverse skills and interests of our students in delivering services to underrepresented communities in Richmond. The Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service leverages the skills and talents of the student body with a network of regional, national, and international programs. Whether it is helping a victim of domestic violence obtain a protective order, or assisting a non-profit organization with its incorporation, our students have the opportunity to experience a service-based legal education.