Externship: Public Interest/Public Sector
Public Interest externships place students with various non-profit organizations which serve the public interest and meet the legal needs of those who cannot afford legal services. Some examples include Public Counsel, Alliance for Children's Rights, and Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. Public interest placements expose students to various areas of the law, such as housing, employment, family law, and human rights. Externs work closely with experienced attorneys on a range of projects, including client intake, research and analysis, document drafting, negotiating, and counseling.
The field placement is complemented by an academic component, including several class meetings on campus and/or via videoconferencing. For specific details, please see the Externship Office staff and course syllabus.
Prerequisites: Please check with the Externship Office and placement descriptions for prerequisites.