HALO is a group of law students dedicated to service their communities through public interest lawyering and free legal aid to underserved communities. Throughout the semester, HALO organizes opportunities for law students to volunteer their time with organizations and communities in need.
HALO provides a great opportunity for students to break up an academically heavy year and stay rooted in our motives for attending law school. As law students and future lawyers, we have a responsibility to give back to communities that are denied access to the law. HALO’s volunteer opportunities provide students with opportunities to experience public interest work while making a positive impact on our community.
Historically, HALO raised funds for an annual spring break trip, where UC Davis law students traveled to underserved areas to provide legal aid. Past trips were to New Orleans, San Antonio, Brooklyn, Biloxi, East St. Louis, and various other locations throughout the United States. Since the pandemic, HALO transitioned to smaller project-based work with legal nonprofits in California.