Social Justice & Public Interest

The social justice and public interest curriculum provides students with an understanding of  the wide variety of ways in which the law can be used to achieve a more just society and the many different roles available to lawyers in this endeavor. It also exposes students to the intersections of law and privilege and to historical and current laws, policies, practices, and institutions that have acted as impediments to social justice. The rich array of offerings includes the following components: doctrine/single subject matter; theory and philosophy; multi-disciplinary perspectives; structural approaches; and skills and practice. Because social justice is not defined by traditional legal doctrine, overlaps with multiple subject areas, and responds to current societal problems, the course offerings in this area are constantly evolving and expanding.  Our current Social Justice and Public Interest course offerings can be found here.