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B538 Semester Public Interest Program

Description Select upper-level students spend an entire semester in Washington, D.C. as public interest externs with nonprofit corporations or federal agencies. The core of the program is a semester-long internship (B538) coupled with an on-site course on lawyering in the public interest (B539). Students work approximately 400 hours during the semester at the externship site (for eight hours of credit). The externship also includes some established and regular communication among the student, the supervising faculty member, and the supervisory attorney. Students also write weekly reflective essays, which focus not on particular (and often confidential) work products but more on the working of the host organization, its role in administrative, legislative or advocacy work, and on the types of specific challenges it faces in administrative law, legislative drafting and representation, litigation or advocacy from a more academic perspective. Students will be asked to read selected portions of the Aman-Penniman treatise on Administrative Law, which is widely available from online sources as well as the Bloomington area textbook sellers. Admission to the program requires special permission from Prof. Sarah Hughes. For more information, see:

Note This course satisfies the professional skills requirement.

Faculty A. Barnes, Lamber, Hughes, C. Weng

Fall 2015 - 2016Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes
Spring 2014 - 2015Semester Public Interest ProgramWeng, C.
Fall 2014 - 2015Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes
Spring 2013 - 2014Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes
Fall 2013 - 2014Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes
Spring 2012 - 2013Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber
Fall 2012 - 2013Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber
Spring 2011 - 2012Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber
Fall 2011 - 2012Semester Public Interest Programnone
Spring 2010 - 2011Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber, J.
Spring 2010 - 2011Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber, J.
Summer I 2009-2010Semester Public Interest Programnone
Spring 2009 - 2010Semester Public Interest ProgramBarnes, J.