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.
Aug 16, 2016
A law clinic based out of the University of Washington, the Innocence Project Northwest, requested in May 2015 that case evidence to be retested for DNA using techniques unavailable when Allen was convicted. Allen has since been released, and a new trial is set to begin for the man implicated by the DNA evidence.
May 31, 2016
Source: The Daily
To explore and alleviate issues surrounding technology and public policy, five law students took part in a yearlong clinic in the UW School of Law.
May 16, 2016
Source: The Daily
As the seventh speaker at TEDxUofW, Lara Zarowsky, policy director for Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW), discussed the flawed criminal justice system in which she has invested her passion for the past 17 years.
Apr 12, 2016
SignAloud, ELC client, won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT student prize for its gloves that read sign language aloud.