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Public Service

Public service is a core value of the UW School of Law. A key pillar of the law school’s mission to be Leaders for the Global Common Good is the commitment to Generous Public Service.

We realize our commitment to Generous Public Service in many ways. To fulfill the Juris Doctor requirement, every student performs 60 hours of public service legal work. The public service requirement provides them with the opportunity to witness the importance of public service and thereby deepens their commitment to justice and the rule of law.

Students access information and opportunities about public service in two key ways. Our Clinical Law Program provides an opportunity for rich learning combined with service. The Center for Public Service Law offers a wide array of programming, professional development and career coaching and additional ways for students to fulfill their public service goals.

The Student Experience -- Public Service Law

Upcoming Public Service Oriented Events and Presentations

Tuesday, March 3

Thursday, March 5

Monday, March 9

Tuesday, March 10

Wednesday, March 11

Dean Kellye Y. Testy"The essential, ethical responsibility of lawyers is to promote justice. At our law school, we view public service as a fundamental value that underscores our efforts to increase access to justice and support the rule of law."

- Kellye Y. Testy,
Dean and James W. Mifflin University Professor


Dean Testy on the importance of Public Service Law

Last updated 12/19/2014