Concentration in Public Interest Law:

Required Courses:                                                                                                        
Administrative Law (description)

*Note: Student must successfully complete Constitutional Law as a prerequisite for this


*Additional Courses: student must select any of the following courses as necessary to
comprise at least 18 total credits of coursework in the concentration:   
Access to Justice                              
American Legal History                                                                                                   
Bioethics (description)                                                                                                             
Business Planning: Forming a Nonprofit Corporation                                                                    
Civil Rights                                                                                                                     
Comparative Constitutional Law                                                                                          
Consumer Protection                                                                                                 
Constitutional History                                                                                                              
Critical Race Theory
Domestic Violence (description)                                                                                                
Employment Discrimination (description)                                                                                      
Federal Courts and Jurisdiction                                                                                                 
First Amendment Rights                                                                                      
Immigration Law (description)                                                                                                           
International Human Rights (description)                                                                                               
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation                                                                  
Juvenile Justice                                                                                                               
Government Provision of Health Care
Law and Social Change
Labor Law (description)                                                                                                                          
Landlord & Tenant (description)                                                                                                              
Law and Education                                                                                                               
Law and Terrorism
Non-Profit Law (description)
Poverty Law
Religion & the Constitution
Remedies: Injunctions (description)                                                                                               
Representing Children (description)
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law (description)                       
The Supreme Court                                                                                              


Practice Component:                                                                                                              
Clinical Externship: Public Interest  (description)                                                                                        
Consumer Protection Clinic (description)                                                                                                   
First Amendment Moot Court (description)                                                                                        
Frederick Douglass Moot Court (description)                                                                                            
Legal Services Clinic (description)                                                                                                             
Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration (description)                                                                     
Negotiation Competition                                                                                                         

60 hours of faculty-approved legal pro bono work (placement must be approved by concentration advisor)                                                                                                              
Federal Litigation QWC                                                                                                       

**Student must complete at least one significant piece of legal writing in the area.
Writing requirement may be satisfied as part of an offered course in the concentration or through an independent study

*Note: Some courses will not be offered every Academic Year.

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