Positions for Law Graduates in Politics
UW law school graduates find a variety of positions in polictics:
- UW Law alumni/ae have a long, distinguished history of serving in elected political offices at the federal, state, and local level, including executive and legislative positions.
- A law degree provides helpful familiarity with the legislative and administrative processes, as well as areas of law that politicians will encounter.
- Involvement in student government is sometimes a path to political office and can provide both experience with building coalitions and addressing issues, as well as helpful contacts.
Pathway for Politics
UW Law course offerings of particular relevance to future politicians:
Pathway Knowledge Foundation
Pathway Specialized Knowledge
Any complex regulatory area that you might wish to focus on in politics, such as tax policy and environmental law
Real Life Lawyering
Enroll in a public service externship with a pre-approved government placement, such as:
Or develop a new placement with the Externship Director