The Clinical Law Program
Each year, the UW Clinical Law program offers diverse practice opportunities to UW law students as they prepare to become Leaders for the Global Common Good. Students work on real cases, transactions or projects for academic credit supervised by experienced faculty members.
Clinic students may advocate for clients in litigation,
advise entrepreneurs and companies, develop policy by
drafting legislation and getting it enacted, commenting on regulations or gathering information and writing reports for legislative bodies, or engage in
community education by teaching high school students about the law.
Currently between 60 and 70% of our J.D. students graduate having taken at least one clinic.
Clinic offerings change from year to year, depending on faculty and funding availability.
UW Law also offers externship opportunities with a full range of non-profit or government agencies, and with a limited number of private in-house counsel and solo or small firms.
May 24, 2015
Source: The Daily News
Attorneys from the University of Washington are trying to exonerate convicted killer Donovan Allen, saying that new DNA testing techniques may prove he did not kill his mother in Longview 15 years ago.
May 18, 2015
Source: Fox News
Countless small-business owners have had their ideas, designs and products stolen and copied. What legal recourse do these small-business owners have at their disposal? If someone has stolen your design or product, here are three ways to fight back.
May 11, 2015
Source: Associated Press
DNA collected in any felony case charged as a violent or sex offense will now be preserved through the length of the offender's sentence, including post-prison community custody, under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
May 08, 2015
Marcie Sillman talks with Lara Zarowsky, policy director for The Innocence Project Northwest, about why she wants to reform how police departments conduct eye witness identifications.