Wayne State University

Public Interest Externship

Public interest externs learn about the roles and responsibilities of public interest lawyers, strategic and ethical dimensions of public interest practice, and effective advocacy. Public interest externs develop skills in interviewing and counseling, legal drafting, oral communication and law practice management.

In the small classroom setting, externs meet with peers working in other public interest placements. Facilitated and taught by experienced practitioners, the colloquium provides opportunities for externs to discuss and reflect on their field experiences and expands their understanding of the challenges inherent in public interest lawyering.

How to apply for a Public Interest Externship

List of approved Public Interest Externship placements

Training the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders