Semester in Washington, DC

If you think you’d like to work on Capitol Hill — or represent people who do — or for the federal government or a public advocacy organization, you should consider our Semester Public Interest Program.  You’ll spend half of your 3L year in Washington, DC, working in a federal agency, in Congress, or in a non-profit public advocacy organization, while you earn eight hours of credit.  At the same time, you’ll take a two-credit course, Lawyering in the Public Interest, where you’ll meet distinguished alumni whose careers showcase the many aspects of the profession in the federal government.

Past participants report that this hands-on program offers easier transitions from law school to practice and expanded employment and networking opportunities. Our Career Services Office, faculty, and alumni will work with you on finding an externship that offers rigorous supervision and challenging work assignments.

B538: Semester Public Interest Program
B539: Lawyering in the Public Interest


Sarah Jane Hughes
University Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law
P: 812-855-6318