Public Service Law Concentration Track

Primary Faculty Advisor

Program Requirements

GENERAL

Follow all of the steps outlined on the Concentration Tracks page.

The Public Service Law Concentration Track includes one required course, an advanced writing project, an externship or clinic, volunteer hours with a student organization or other public interest legal setting, and fifteen credits chosen from a variety of electives.

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE:

  1. The requirements for one of the focus areas below: Child Advocacy; Civil Rights; Community Economic Development, Non-Profits, Social Ventures; Criminal Justice; Disability Rights; Employment Equity; Government Service; Indian Law; International Public Interest & Human Rights; or Poverty Law.
  2. A significant writing project on a public service law subject relevant to the chosen focus area. This may include briefs or other professional writings, including legislation and supporting materials; seminar papers; E500 Advanced Writing projects; or papers accepted for publication in UW Law journal; or other law school journal approved by your advisor;

Note: Each focus area requires a relevant clinic or externship. If that requirement is satisfied through an externship (eight credit minimum), the externship must be approved by your Public Service Law Concentration Track advisor.

Some courses required for a given focus area may not be available each year. Work with your advisor to find a substitute, if necessary.

Focus: Child Advocacy

Advisors: Lisa Kelly, Kim Ambrose, Michele Storms

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least two)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (required)

Specialized (at least two)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Civil Rights

Advisors: Bob Anderson, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Manheim, Eric Schnapper

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least two)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (required)

Specialized (at least two)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Community Economic Development, Non-Profits, Social Ventures (Transactional)

Advisors: Jennifer Fan, Sean O'Connor

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (all three)

Procedure (required)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (both)

Specialized (at least one)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Criminal Justice

Advisors: Helen Anderson, Kim Ambrose, Bill Bailey, Molly Cohan, Mary Fan, Maureen Howard, Jackie McMurtrie, Brenda Williams

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least one)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (at least one)

Specialized (at least one)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least two)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Disability Rights

Advisors: Lisa Kelly

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least one)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (required)

Specialized (at least two)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Employment Equity

Advisors: Eric Schnapper, Lea Vaughn

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least one)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (at least two)

Specialized (at least one)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Government Service

(See also the separate Environmental Law and Health Law tracks)
Advisors: Craig Allen, Bob Anderson, Tom Cobb, Bill Covington, Scott Schumacher, Hugh Spitzer

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least two)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (at least one)

Specialized (at least two)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Indian Law

Advisors: Bob Anderson, Brenda Williams

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (both)

Procedure (at least one)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (both)

Specialized (at least two)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: International Public Interest & Human Rights

Advisors: Mary Fan, Anita Ramasastry, Aline Carton-Listfjeld

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least two)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (required)

Specialized (at least one)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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Focus: Poverty Law

Advisors: Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Angélica Cházaro, Esther Park, Michele Storms

Knowledge Fundamentals

Substance (at least two)

Procedure (at least two)

Focus Area Knowledge

Foundation (required)

Specialized (at least one)

Skills & Real Life Lawyering

Skills (at least one)

Real Life Lawyering (at least one)

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