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.

Law students converse outside the law school in spring.

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.

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Public service: an integral part of the tradition and ethic of the legal profession

WashULaw students at the Public Interest Forum

Public Interest Fellowships

Pursue your passions and interests
WashULaw students listen to speakers in moot courtroom.

Summer Public Interest Program

Pursue a paid public interest summer position

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.

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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.

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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.