The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

“That they may truly and impartially administer justice”
Photo of Professor Rob Owen talking to students

Clinical Professor Rob Owen talking to students of the Capital Punishment Clinic at the foot of the Supreme Court

Curriculum

The Law School offers numerous classroom-based courses and seminars relevant to public interest law. Courses vary from year to year, but typical offerings include: Domestic Violence and the Law, Immigration, Legislative Process, Capital Punishment, Gender and the Law, Non-Profit Organizations, and International Humanitarian Law.

In addition, the Law School has an extensive clinical education program providing experience-based learning opportunities. Students may chose from seventeen clinics covering a range of legal issues, and seven internship courses in non-profit organizations, the legislature, government agencies, and courts. These clinics and internships offer students excellent opportunities to study and participate in public interest law and public service.

For more information, go to the Clinics and Internships homepage

For in-depth information about the four internship programs sponsored by the Justice Center, also see the Justice Center Internships page.