The Center for Career and Leadership Development was designed with some critical features in mind. With two separate interview rooms potential employers can interview candidates without interrupting other students and staff. The Center serves both current students and alumni and hosts an extensive collection of employment resources, ranging from job interview tips to concrete position announcements.
Administrative law school services have been centralized in Gates Hall: the Deans’ offices, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Academic Services, as well as faculty offices and other administrative staff can also be found with Career Services on the third floor.
In the 1990s, the student body initiated and overwhelmingly approved a mandatory public service requirement – all J.D. students are required to perform at least 60 hours of public service legal work during their second or third year in order to graduate. Students satisfy this requirement by undertaking an externship, completing a law school clinic, or completing the Street Law course. During the 2004-2005 academic year, UW law students invested more than 46,000 hours in public interest law work.
originally published in our alumni magazine, UW Law.