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, or gathering information and writing reports for legislative bodies, or engage in community education by teaching high school students about the law. Currently over 65% 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. We expect to offer the bolded opportunities at left on a regular basis through at least 2015-2016, and the others listed at least for 2013-2014, except as noted.
UW Law also offers a full range of externship opportunities with non-profit or government agencies.
Clinical Law Program News
The Absolved - Seattle Weekly
A new state law grants the wrongfully convicted $50,000 for each year spent behind bars. An apology, it turns out, is harder to come by.
The wrongfully convicted deserve compensation - Tacoma News Tribune
Opinion piece written in support of House Bill 1341.
Washington Man Cleared of Murder, Thanks to Students Alice Jones & Brian Ferrasci-O’Malley and IPNW Paralegal Laura Fox - Innocence Blog
Innocence Project Northwest client Jeramie Davis was cleared of a 2007 bludgeoning death of John Allen, and freed Thursday in Spokane County, Washington. Despite his claims of innocence, Davis was convicted of killing the man with a baseball bat. DNA testing conducted at trial excluded Davis, yet he was still sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Innocence Project Northwest Client Ordered Released
After serving nearly six years of a 40-year sentence for a crime he did not commit, Innocence Project Northwest client Jeramie Davis returned home to his family, cleared of a 2008 murder conviction in Spokane County.
Editorial: Righting the wrong of wrongful convictions - Seattle Times
Compensating wrongfully convicted people is a just way to make amends for a terrible mistake.