Public Interest Opportunities
Public Service at WashULaw
WashULaw has a longstanding commitment to public service and recognizes its important role in preparing students to be competent, ethical lawyers working toward a more just society.
JD Certificate in Public Interest Law
Tailor your academic pursuits to develop the knowledge and skills that enable students to pursue rewarding legal careers in public service.Learn More
Public service: an integral part of the tradition and ethic of the legal profession
Extra- & Co-Curricular Activities
Clinical Education Program
WashULaw’s robust clinical offerings and externships give students real-world opportunities that provide the community with high-quality legal services.Learn More
The Public Service Advisory Board (PSAB) is a student-led board that creates opportunities for public service within the law school and in community, and administers the Pro Bono Pledge.
Pro Bono Pledge
All law students are encouraged to complete the Pro Bono Pledge by performing 50 hours of law-related public service before they graduate.
Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers' Series
This speakers’ series features an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy.Learn More
Preparation for Public Interest Careers
For students interested in public service careers, the Career Center hosts Public Interest Fairs as well as government and other public service employers for interviews and programs.