Wayne State University

Public Interest Career Center

Photo from Public Interest Career CenterWelcome to the Public Interest Career Center, the hub of the public-interest community at Wayne Law.

Created in winter semester 2014, the center brings together the Law School's public-interest activities, including clinics, courses and externships; events and speakers, faculty, fellowships and a variety of resources to support and encourage law students and alumni to embrace careers that incorporate an ongoing commitment to public service.

Public-interest law is defined broadly to include all legal work serving underrepresented people or causes or which attempts to positively affect society at large. This includes traditional public-interest work, such as direct legal services for the elderly or indigent, as well as government service and private sector pro bono work. It offers diverse and exciting practices around the country and across the globe in settings ranging from federal, state and local governmental agencies to nonprofit organizations, policy centers, law schools, and large and small firms.

A legal education from Wayne Law will provide the necessary skills and knowledge to make a difference, as well as the vision, perspective and foresight to significantly impact the community and world around you through the law.

If you aspire to become a public-interest attorney, your journey begins here.

Training the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders