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Washburn University School of Law

Washburn University School of Law
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
www.washburnlaw.edu

Law School Pro Bono Programs

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Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

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Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

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Community Service

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Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Carol A. Vizzier

P: (785) 231-1010 1670

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

Family Law Certificates

Natural Resources Law Certificate

Curricular Tracks in Civil/Human Rights and Public Interest Law

Public Interest Centers

The faculty has approved the development of centers for family law, state and local government and advocacy.

Public Interest Clinics

Washburn University School of Law has an in-house law clinic. Students who have completed 50 credit hours of law school may enroll for 4 or 5 credit hours. The Law Clinic represents indigent clients in the areas of: debtor/creditor, consumer law, landlord/tenant, domestic relations, bankruptcy, adoption, juvenile law, child in need of care, criminal defense, and prison disciplinary hearings. Representation in these cases occurs in state courts, municipal courts, federal courts and appellate courts. Washburn also offers a separate mediation clinic.

Externships/Internships

Directed Internships in the Law Clinic are offered to students who have completed the clinic internship program. They may then participate in a directed internship of one to three hours depending upon faculty availability and approval. Directed interns may choose to concentrate in one area of practice.

Two hours of credit will be given to students selected to work with Federal or State District Court Judges. Students are expected to do research and assist in the preparation of memoranda and opinions. This course is open to students who have completed at least two semesters of law school.

Externships of one to two hours credit will be open to students who qualify as legal interns under the Kansas Student Practice Rule and who, without being paid, pratice law under the supervision of a government or private attorney. Externs may handle only non-fee generating cases. Activities may include prosecution of criminal cases, representation of the state or other public bodies in civil proceedings and representation of ingredients. Enrollment is permitted in this course only once and permission of the Chair of the Faculty Externship Committee is required.

Classes with a Public Service Component

All students in the taxation of individual income course are encouraged to participate in the volunteer income tax assistance program (VITA) run by the tax law society.

Public Interest Journals

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PI Career Support Center

The Career Services Office assists students interested in public interest placement. As many as forty percent of graduates seek jobs in the public sector.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

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Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

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Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

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Summer Fellowships

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Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

Panel discussions on topics of interest to the public service community are regularly sponsored by the law school and by student organizations. The Career Services Office also presents speakers on various aspects of public interest employment. Some of these are co-sponsored by bar associations.

Student Public Interest Groups

  • WAPIL
  • National Lawyers' Guild
  • Criminal Justice Law Society
  • Environmental Law Society

Other organizations (BLSA, HALSA, AALSA, NALSA, Gay & Lesbian students' group Women's Legal Form and religious groups) host individual speakers and provide public service opportunities.

August 7, 2018