​Public Interest Law

Why Public Interest Law?

Students often come to law school looking to serve the public by making positive changes in their own community. USD's renowned legal research, advocacy and policy centers, such as the Center for Public Interest Law, Children's Advocacy Institute and Energy Policy Initiatives Center, are hubs for teaching, research and advocacy. They are nationally recognized for their work in training future public interest lawyers and their integration of students into meaningful advocacy work.

  • Credits required for concentration: 18
  • Minimum required grade point average in concentration courses to obtain concentration: 2.5
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • To receive the concentration, you must submit an application by April 1 of your graduating year.

Concentration Application