Public-interest courses

Wayne Law offers a variety of courses, clinics, externships and seminars that allow students to explore public-interest careers while gaining practical experience. 


Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic

Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic (Advanced)

Business and Community Law Clinic

Business and Community Law Clinic (Advanced)

Civil Rights Clinic

Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic

Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic

Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic (Advanced)

Transnational Environmental Law Clinic

Transnational Environmental Law Clinic (Advanced)


Animal Law

Bioethics and the Law

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child, Family and State

Criminal Pretrial Advocacy

Education Law

Environmental Law

International Organizations and Public Health

International Protection of Human Rights

Labor Law in the Public Sector 

Land Use

Law of Elections and Political Organizations

Law of the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech


Local Government Law

Practicum In Dispute Resolution

Public Finance Law

Public Health Law

Race and the Law

Race, the Law and Social Change in Southeast Michigan

The Regulatory State

State Constitutionalism

Teaching Law in High School

Water Law


Criminal Justice Externship: Colloquium

Criminal Justice Externship: Practicum

Judicial Externship: Colloquium

Judicial Externship: Practicum

Public Interest Externship: Colloquium

Public Interest Externship: Practicum


Access to Justice Seminar

Citizenship Seminar

Consumerism and Democracy Seminar

Detroit Equity Action Lab: A Collaborative Study of Structural Racism Seminar

Ethics of the Lawyering Experience

Family Violence Seminar

International Environmental Law Seminar

International Women's Human Rights Seminar

Law of the City: Detroit Seminar

Legal Change Seminar

Race and the Law: Advanced Topics Seminar

Reimagining Development in Detroit: Institutions, Law and Society Seminar

Sex, Sexuality and the Law in Contemporary U.S.A. Seminar

Urban Housing and Community Development Seminar


Training the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.