Government Practice Course Planning

Professional Skills

Skills Fundamentals

Don’t overlook the skills fundamentals recommended for all lawyers:

Pathways Skills

Research and Writing


Alternatives to Litigation

Skills in Context

Real Life Lawyering


Enroll in a clinic to develop knowledge and skills necessary for government practice:


Extern with a pre-approved government agency such as:

  • Office of the Attorney General, a Prosecuting Attorney or a City Attorney’s Office
  • Washington Legislature, Office of Program Research and Senate Committee Services
  • Office of the United States Department of Labor, Solicitor General’s Office
  • Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Or develop a new placement with the Externship Director.

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