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Public Interest Law

The Law School has compiled the following lists of courses currently or recently offered and faculty teaching in this area to guide our students interested in Public Interest Law. These are not exhaustive lists, but a rather a starting point for students interested in this area of study. This list does not set out the courses in the order in which they should be taken; please consult with the faculty members and associate and assistant deans for guidance.


400 State Supreme Court Elections
404 SexualOrien/GenderID & the Law
407 CERCLA Litigation and Practice
410 Energy Law and Climate Change
417 Fair Housing Practicum
420 Litig&Advoc: K-12 Educ
446 Anti-Discrimination Law
469 Reproductive Justice
471 Disability Law
477 Investor Protection
490 Topics in Education Law
492 Prac of Renewable Energy Law
534 Energy Law: Reg of Electricity
538 Constitutional Equality
578 Critical Issues in Law&Develop
588 Health Care Fraud & Abuse
597 Civ Rights & Const Litigation
620 Disability Rights
628 Animal Law
634 Water Wars/Great Lakes
640 Critical Race Theory
643 Crim Pro:Bail to Post Con Rev
649 Corruption
653 Employment Discrimination
661 Climate Change/Sustainability
677 Federal Courts
679 Environmental Law and Policy
681 First Amendment
682 Int'l Environment Law & Policy
683 Fourteenth Amendment
686 Federal Indian Law
687 Immigration and Nationality
724 International Refugee Law
729 ZEAL Venture Capital Lab
730 Appellate Advoc:Skills & Pract
742 Prisons and the Law Colloq
745 Sex Equality
761 Water Law
770 Regulation of Research
777 Law and Development
778 Law and Development Research
779 Prisons and the Law
784 Right and Wrong
788 Habeas Corpus
791 Environmental Crimes
791 Toxic Substances/Toxic Torts
793 Voting Rights / Election Law
803 Energy Law: Reg of Electricity
807 Public Interest Litigation
813 Supreme Court Litigation
825 Public Interest Advocacy
826 Fair Housing Law & Policy
828 Economic Inequality & the Law
840 Advanced Environ Law
842 Environ Litg in Supreme Court
843 Refugee Law Reform
845 Refugee Rights Workshop
848 Colloquium on Int Refugee Law
869 Legal Chall for an Aging Popul
871 Police and Surveillance Reform
875 Sel Topics on 4th Amend Law
878 State Supreme Court Practice
910 Child Advocacy Clinic
911 Child Advocacy Clinic Seminar
920 General Clinic: Civil-Criminal
921 General Clinic: Civil-Crim Sem
927 Crim Appellate Practice
928 Criminal Appel Pract Field
929 Child Welfare Appellate Clinic
930 Environmental Law Clinic
951 Human Trafficking Clinic
952 Juvenile Justice Clinic
953 Juvenile Justice Clinic Sem
954 Human Trafficking Clinic Sem
955 Comm & Econ Develop Clinic
956 Comm & Econ Develop Clinic Sem
958 Pediatric Advoc Clinic
959 Pediatric Advoc Clinic Sem
971 Legislation Clinic
976 Michigan Innocence Clinic
977 Michigan Innocence Clinic Sem
978 Veterans Legal Clinic
979 Veterans Legal Clinic Seminar
980 Advanced Clinical Law

For information related to this area beyond course offerings, please read about our Public Interest Community.

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