Public Interest Law Clinic

Public Interest Law Clinic offers students who have completed Public Interest Law and Practice an opportunity to design an individualized research and/or advocacy project and earn additional units during their third year. Clinic projects can be anything from a straight research-and-writing project (which may be published in the California Regulatory Law Reporter as a feature article, and which may satisfy USD’s written work requirement) to the drafting, introduction, and lobbying of legislation; the drafting and argument of a petition for rulemaking; or participation in public interest litigation in which CPIL is involved—so long as the project is related to regulatory and/or public interest law. The number of units for any particular Clinic project depends on the project, and is decided on a case-by-case basis. The project may be spread over multiple semesters. Public Interest Law Clinic is a non-graded course (high pass/pass/fail).