UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — Students at the University of Virginia School of Law collectively volunteered 1,774 hours over spring break in pro bono projects across the country and online. The student-led Public Interest Law Association, which each year organizes the Alternative Spring Break, recruited 56 students who worked with 26 organizations this month. Though last year’s program was fully virtual, 25 students had the opportunity to volunteer in person this year. Students provided in-person service at organizations such as Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans, the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Northern District of California in Oakland, Ascend Justice in Chicago, Catholic Migration Services in New York and the Disability Law Center in Richmond, Virginia. Ariana Smith ’22, alternative break programming director, said steering the program during the COVID-19 pandemic added some complications because the situation has been evolving. But student volunteers and host organizations have been flexible and adaptable, she added, and PILA was able to arrange both in-person and remote options for volunteers.