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Public Interest Practice Areas

Public Interest law concerns representing the interests of individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal system. A career in public interest law can include representing minority groups through civil rights organizations; First Amendment cases through civil liberties groups; the poor through legal services organizations or legal aid societies; indigent people through public defender offices; children or the disabled through specialized law centers; and the incarcerated through prisoners’ rights organizations, among many other opportunities.

The Career Services Office is committed to exposing students to the variety of opportunities that exist in public interest law. Below is a list of public interest practice areas to aid students in learning more about public interest law, in tailoring their academic course schedule with individual interest, and in discovering organizations doing work in the different fields.