Daily Life on Campus

Pro Bono Opportunities

Our student organizations are an important part of the Law School community and the engine behind many exciting programs. They offer an opportunity for students to explore their academic work beyond the classroom, through events that bring them together with others of similar (or different) cultural backgrounds or philosophical beliefs. These student organizations are also an effective way for you to participate in activities that will broaden your knowledge of specific areas of the law, become involved in pro bono work, and connect with the Law School's alumni and other members of the legal community.

There are more than 40 student organizations within the Law School, representing a variety of practice areas and cultural groups. Members develop substantive and informative student programs throughout the school year, as well as organize school-wide social events. Early in the academic year, the Student Bar Association conducts its annual Organization Fair when representatives from the association's various organizations are available to meet with students interested in joining.

Visit the links on this page to learn more about the Law School's student organizations.

  • Contact: Kathryn Hensley.

    The “Ask Trevor” Initiative, sponsored by OUTLaws, is a part of the The Trevor Projet, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.  Ask Trevor is an online, non-time sensitive Question & Answer resource for young people with questions surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, and bullying.  After a 2-hour training in the fall, volunteers choose a letter submitted by a young adult and respond to it through an online system.

  • Contacts:  For Gay-Straight Alliance mentoring, contact OUTLaws at bklynoutlaws@gmail.com.  For all other opportunities, contact Alison Malloy and Melissa Martin. 

    The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice has partnered with Brooklyn Law School to fulfill its mission of engaging the city’s highest need public high school students through legal studies and debate.  Brooklyn Law School students may volunteer to coach students on college personal statements, allow a student to shadow them for “A Day in the Life,” act as a Supreme Court Justice for SLJ’s Moot Court Week, evaluate student portfolios, and mentor LGBTQ and allied students. 

Elizabeth Geddes '15

Learn more about Elizabeth Geddes '15, the new President of the Student Bar Association.

Have questions? We have answers.

Public Service Programs Office 
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-0689
Email: publicservice@brooklaw.edu

Danielle Sorken
Acting Director of Public Service Office