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Public Service & Public Policy Pathway

The Public Service and Public Policy Pathway is designed as a guided curriculum that will prepare you for a career in public service/public policy. Public service work may include legal work in all levels of government, and/or work on behalf of underrepresented people or causes. Public service lawyers work in government agencies, the courts, legislative bodies, legal services, non-profit, non-governmental (NGO) and law reform organizations. Practice may include litigation, transactional work, rulemaking, and/or policy analysis. Lawyers who work in the area of public policy may analyze issues that affect the public good and/or use a variety of strategies to influence public opinion and government decision-making.

Matthew Kaplan The legal training at UDC is in a class of its own. Even before graduation, I gained courtroom experience in clinic it normally takes years of practice to develop. more...

Matthew Kaplan, ‘16
US Department of Justice,
Executive Office of Immigration Review
Yvesner Zamar As a result of my hands-on training at UDC Law, I have a holistic view on how the laws I work on here in Congress impact our nation, local governments, and the people we serve. more...

Yvesner Zamar, ‘14
Legislative Aide, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

Faculty Advisors

Professors Shelley Broderick, Twinette Johnson, Christine Jones, Marcy Karin, and Saleema Snow



Community Service/Summer Fellowships/Externships

UDC Law has extensive connections with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in the DC metropolitan region that provide students with the opportunity to spend a semester actually working in their chosen fields. The following are some examples of relevant placements students have obtained with outside organizations and agencies:


more Calendar

OCPD: Resumes 101 (Day)

OCPD: Cover Letters 101 (Eve)

Writing Wednesdays: Scholarly Writing III: Getting it on Paper

OCPD: Networking & Informational Interviews 101 (Day)

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