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Community Law Project

Considering a public policy or law-related career?

California Supreme Court Justice Ming W. Chin with JusticeCorps student volunteers

UC San Diego's Community Law Project (CLP) provides opportunities for education and training, personal and professional development, and community outreach and service.

You'll gain valuable experience while learning to appreciate the legal and public policy needs of disadvantaged and underrepresented communities in San Diego County. The Community Law Project is an initiative of the Center for Student Involvement.

How to join:

Download application and submit completed application to:

Community Law Project
Price Center East, Level 3
Phone: (858) 822-4972
Fax: (858) 534-4482

Programs and services

  • Become a CLP board member: Once your CLP application is approved, you are a CLP member and are eligible to become a CLP Board Member the following academic year. Applications are accepted during Spring Quarter.

  • Special events and tours:

    • Superior and Federal Courthouse tours
    • Juvenile facilities tour
    • Annual Pre-Law Conference
    • Legal clinic volunteer opportunities
  • JusticeCorps is a program designed to provide legal information to self-represented litigants to assist them with filling out court paperwork related to family law and civil matters. Applications are accepted during Spring Quarter for the following academic year.

  • Youth Success and Outreach Program (YSOP) is a program in which UC San Diego students become group mentors to gain valuable exposure to the foster youth, family law, and social services system.

  • Support for pre-law students:

To learn more about CLP and its services:

Contact communitylawproject@ucsd.edu, or call (858) 822-4972.

Contact Us

Community Law Project
Price Center East, Level 3, Room 3675-C 
Phone: (858) 822-4972 
Fax: (858) 534-4482 
communitylawproject @ucsd.edu

Mailing address:

Community Law Project
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code: 0078
La Jolla, CA 92093-0078