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
IPNW Celebrates 15 Years of Justice
On April 4, 2013 IPNW celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Herban Feast in Seattle, WA. California Innocence Project exoneree and NFL hopeful Brain Banks offered the keynote address. Congressman Adam Smith, Jack and Leslie Hamann and Joseph Pierce were honored as champions of justice.
Native American Law Center’s Tribal Public Defense Clinic wins award
The clinic won the Tara Blair Champion of Indian Law Award from the Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA) Governing Council.
deafReview, founded by former ELC client, gives a voice to deaf consumers - Seattle Times
Frustrated with poor customer service, a Seattle woman who is deaf founded deafReview, a Yelp-like review site for deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing individuals to rate businesses.
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.