Public Interest Relations
The Public Interest Committee works with students, faculty, and staff to promote opportunities for students to engage with the public interest community in DC. Each year, the committee hosts public interest networking events, organizes a trip to the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments, and facilitates an Alternative Spring Break program during which GW Law students volunteer to work with local legal organizations. In 2017, twenty-one GW Law students volunteers with eleven organizations in the DC area. Additionally, the Public Interest Committee organizes GW Law’s participation in Food From the Bar, a month-long effort in which DC’s legal community donates food and funds to help the Capital Area Food Bank distribute more meals to our neighbors in need. In 2017, GW Law raised over $1,100. For more information about public interest and pro bono opportunities at GW, check out the Public Interest and Pro Bono Department page on the portal (log-in required).
This past summer, the Public Interest Committee created a Postgrad Public Interest Opportunities Guide, which lists postgraduate public interest fellowship opportunities around the country. The Guide is available to all GW Law students.