"Public Interest Law" can be understood broadly to encompass legal work that is 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

In collaboration with the Center for Professional Development, ATJI has developed resources to educate you about the ways you can get involved in public interest law-related work and provide you with the tools and skills you need to locate and secure these opportunities. Regardless of the practice environment in which you choose to work, Seattle University is a place to both develop skills and pursue opportunities that will serve you well in your efforts to make this a more just and humane world.


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
Email: atji@seattleu.edu

Meet the ATJI Team