Concentration in Public Interest Law:
*Elective Courses: In addition to taking the required courses and fulfilling the practical skills and writing requirements, students are required to take electives sufficient to fulfill the balance of the 18 credits required for the Concentration. Equivalent courses may be approved by the Concentration Advisor:
Access to Justice
Comparative Constitutional Law
Critical Race Theory
Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
First Amendment Rights
International Human Rights
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation
Law and Social Change
Landlord & Tenant
Law and Terrorism
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law
Clinical Externship: Public Interest
First Amendment Moot Court
Frederick Douglass Moot Court
Legal Services Clinic
Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration
International Human Rights Clinic
Independent Study(must be pre-approved by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and concentration faculty supervisor)
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.
Please go to course descriptions to view all course descriptions and offerings.
Note: In the case of extraordinary circumstances and undue hardship, the Associate Dean, in consultation with the
Concentration Advisor may propose an alternative means of satisfying the Practice Component.
*Note: Some courses will not be offered every Academic Year.