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.
Feb 23, 2017
The report's author, Alicia LeVezu with the UW School of Law's children and youth advocacy clinic, says that CASAs are important, but they may not always know when legal rights are at stake.
Oct 28, 2016
Source: The Seattle Times
Like many crime survivors, I know that prison does not deliver on safety, healing and justice. Instead, I wanted answers to my questions, a respectful and effective means of accountability and an equitable and dignified venue to heal.
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.