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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 Election Administration
403 Housing Law and Policy
404 SexualOrien/GenderID & the Law
408 Public Interest Litig Ethics
410 Clean Energy & Climate Chg Law
413 Emerging Issues in Poverty Law
430 Crit Race Theory/Clinical Prac
436 The Rule of Law
441 Topics/ Surveillance: Law&Tech
450 Law in Rural America
456 Government Relations Practicum
469 Reproductive Rights & Justice
476 Corporations and Human Rights
477 Investor Protection
480 Promoting Soc Jus/Facilitation
488 Documentary and the Law
493 Sexual Harassment in Empl&Educ
518 Race and the Law
536 Nat'l Security & Civ Liberties
538 Constitutional Equality
578 Critical Issues in Law&Develop
589 Policy Wksh: Mich Court Reform
605 Crimmigration
620 Disability Rights
626 Immigrant Justice Lab
627 Dialogue Across Difference
634 Water Wars/Great Lakes
640 Critical Race Theory
642 Mass Incarceration
643 Crim Pro:Bail to Post Con Rev
653 Employment Discrimination
670 Gender Law and Policy
671 Climate Change Law
677 Federal Courts
679 Environmental Law and Policy
681 First Amendment
682 Int'l Environment Law & Policy
686 Federal Indian Law
687 Immigration and Nationality
724 International Refugee Law
729 Innovation Platform
730 Appellate Advoc:Skills & Pract
736 Consr Class Actns & Cmplx Litg
740 Tribal Law
741 Interdisc Prob Solv
742 Prisons and the Law Colloq
745 Sex Equality
764 Women's Human Rights
779 Prisons and the Law
788 Habeas Corpus
791 Environmental Crimes
793 Voting Rights / Election Law
795 Crimes Against Vulnerable Comm
798 Adv Problem Solving Initiative
805 Environmental Justice
807 Civil Rights Litigation
825 Legal Iss/ Tribal Economic Dev
845 Refugee Rights Workshop
849 Pro Bono and BigLaw
850 Defamation
869 Legal Chall for an Aging Popul
875 Privacy, Tech & 4th Amendment
878 State Supreme Court Practice
884 Impact Economy
888 Global Animal Law
896 Race and the Law
901 Civil Rights Litig Initiative
910 Child Advocacy Clinic
911 Child Advocacy Clinic Seminar
920 Civil-Criminal Litigation Clnc
921 Civil-Criminal Litig Clnc Sem
927 Crim Appellate Practice
928 Criminal Appel Pract Field
929 Child Welfare Appellate Clinic
930 Envt'l Law & Sustain Clinic
931 Envt'l Law & Sustain Clnc Sem
951 Human Trafficking Clinic
952 Juvenile Justice Clinic
953 Juvenile Justice Clinic Sem
954 Human Trafficking Clinic Sem
955 Community Enterprise Clinic
956 Community Enterprise Clnc Sem
958 Pediatric Advoc Clinic
959 Pediatric Advoc Clinic Sem
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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