Public Service

Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service

At Richmond Law, we educate lawyers who advance the broader social good of their communities. Whether it’s through the the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service, which recognizes students who complete at least 120 hours of service in their three years in law school, or through our myriad community service opportunities, our students learn about civic-mindedness as a foundation of their education. Pro Bono ProgramsPro Bono Certificate
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Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service

The University of Richmond School of Law created the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service in recognition of an attorney’s professional obligation to serve the community, as well as a law school’s responsibility to educate its students on the need for pro bono legal services. The center connects the skills and talents of its student body with the greater Richmond community and a network of regional, national, and international programs.

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Community Service Opportunities

Richmond Law students participate in community outreach starting from Day 1 - including a city-wide outreach effort as part of orientation week, a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project, and more events throughout the year.

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Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program

The four-month Bridge to Practice Fellowship is a post-graduate launch pad to career success for students, opening doors to government and public interest law. Recipients of these fellowships have pursued internships with the International Criminal Tribunal, the United States Congress, the Federal Public Defender, and more.

Stories of Public Service

September 23, 2020
A Call to Serve
Numerous partnerships with the Carrico Center provide students with opportunities to assist the local Richmond community in the wake of COVID-19 and racial justice.
May 22, 2020
Richmond Law Student Honored with Pro Bono Award

Emily Lopynski, L'20, was named the 2020 recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award from the Virginia State Bar.

April 9, 2020
Richmond Law to Host Eviction Helpline Training

Law students from across Virginia are invited to learn how to support the Eviction Helpline established by the Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Campaign to Reduce Evictions.

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