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Public Law and Policy Program

Public Law and Policy Program


Students interested in public law and policy are passionate about social issues that shape the most important areas of our lives. Nonetheless, public-minded students may have quite divergent career paths depending on their specific interests.  As such, the Public Law and Policy Program offers two Concentrations that guide students through a customizable course-load to prepare for a career in public interest law or law and public policy. A concentration in Public Interest Law will give students the knowledge, skills and experience to become successful public interest lawyers, while the concentration in Law and Public Policy will prepare students for more policy-oriented careers.


To complete the requirements in either public interest law or law and public policy, a student must take courses from an established curriculum and complete an academic research paper in public interest or law and public policy of high professional quality.

A full listing of the concentrations offered by the law school is available to current students on MyLaw.


Law and Public Policy Concentration

Public Interest Law Concentration

Optional Pro Bono Honors

Students who complete a concentration in either Public Interest Law or Law and Public Policy AND a Pro Bono Certificate in accordance with the Pro Bono Program’s requirements will earn their Concentration with Pro Bono Honors.

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