Requirements

Core Requirements:

Students will take at least one of the following courses for a minimum of three units.

Writing:

Students must select for their two-unit Upper Division Writing Requirement (UDWR) a topic related to Public Interest Law. This may be accomplished by selecting a seminar or other UDWR class from the list of Public Interest Law electives or by writing a law review article or directed research paper on a topic approved by the Concentration Advisor.

Electives:

Students must also take enough electives to reach a minimum of 15 units for the Concentration as a whole.   In addition to the capstone experience, required course, and writing requirement, students will take enough electives to reach a minimum of 15 units for the Concentration as a whole.  Approved electives include: 

Experiential Requirements:

Students will earn at least four units of clinic or externship credit in a functioning public interest practice environment

  • Working at one of Loyola’s on-campus clinics
  • Externship in a practice setting as a part of a two-semester practicum course (ex. Civil Rights Litigation Seminar)
  • An individually arranged externship with a non-governmental, non-profit law office