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, negotiate or mediate disputes, 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.

Relevant News

  • Jan 19, 2015

    Source: CNN

    Truth and reconciliation. As we mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, it's worth asking: Can America handle either one? (1/19/15)
  • Dec 11, 2014

    Source: KUOW

    Seattle attorney Jeff Robinson recently addressed a gathering at the University Of Washington School Of Law. It had been just over a week since a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. (12/11/14)
  • Nov 22, 2014

    Source: The Nation

    In his speech on Thursday night announcing his latest executive action on immigration policy, President Obama took great pains to tell the country what his new immigration policy is not: it is not “amnesty,” just a way for people to avoid deportation; it is not citizenship, just work authorization; it won’t provide social welfare benefits, it will just allow employers to keep exploiting immigrant labor. (11/22/14)
  • Sep 26, 2014

    Source: KOMO

    Olebar's exoneration began with his wife approaching the Innocence Project Northwest, which is based at the University of Washington Law School.
    Two students from the project pulled together evidence that Olebar was not among the people who broke into the home of his sister's boyfriend and beat him unconscious. The students, Nikki Carsley and Kathleen Kline, tracked down and interviewed three of the assailants, who signed sworn statements admitting their involvement and denying that Olebar was present during the attack.

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