ATJI provides resources and support to help Seattle U Law students lay the groundwork to pursue legal careers that serve the public interest.

Public Interest Law encompasses legal work intended to:

  • Secure justice for disadvantaged and underserved individuals or communities;
  • Assert, protect and defend human rights, civil rights and civil liberties;
  • Preserve and protect the world's health and resources for the benefit of the public good; or
  • Promote the public's interests protected by agencies of government

Resources

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Center for Professional Development

Staff can help you identify public sector, nonprofit, and NGO opportunities.

Post-graduate fellowships

Information about applying for a variety of project-based public interest opportunities.

Low-bono Incubator

Helps alumni build practices dedicated to serving clients with moderate means.

Additional Resources

  • PSJD.org: Search a huge database of public interest fellowships, internships, and jobs
  • Equal Justice Works: National organization offering support and information for public interest-minded students, including information about Equal Justice Works and EJW/AmeriCorps fellowships.
  • Alliance for Equal Justice: Search for jobs or internships within the civil legal aid and pro bono sector in Washington state.
  • Fund Your Passion: Information from ATJI and CPD about financing a public interest career.
  • Incubator and Solo Initiative: Get help launching your own practice serving clients of moderate means.

Contact us

Access to Justice Institute
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall Suite 313
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4173
Fax: 206-398-4077
atji@seattleu.edu

Meet the ATJI Team