Social Justice Opportunities for Law Students

Students enjoy many avenues to participate and incorporate Social Justice into their lives at law school.  Below are the many ways students can get involved.

Access to Justice Institute

The Access to Justice Institute strives to inspire law students toward a lifelong commitment to social justice, public interest and public service. ATJI serves as the bridge between academics and action, encouraging students to be leaders for justice. 

Center for Global Justice

The Center for Global Justice combines a justice-based approach to globalization with a commitment to academic excellence. Among the center's projects are a speakers series, a student fellows program and internship opportunities. 


Here you will find activities, events, trainings, and other diversity resources for students. 

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality aims to advance social justice by fostering critical thinking about discrimination in U.S. society and through targeted advocacy to foster equality and freedom. The center's work is divided into three units: research, advocacy and education projects. 

Public Interest Law Foundation

The Public Interest Law Foundation is committed to increasing awareness of the rewards, challenges, opportunities, and needs in public interest law. Recognizing the responsibility that members of the legal profession have in working to serve severely underrepresented legal needs, PILF engages in a number of projects, including the Summer Grant Program and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

SJSJ is a peer-reviewed, student-edited journal that was founded in 2001 to promote critical interdisciplinary discussions on urgent problems of social justice, including exploring the often-conflicting meanings of justice that arise in a diverse society. 

Social Justice Coalition

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) creates space for meaningful collaboration between students and student organizations and serves as a meta-organization to build the capacity of student organizations, while holding the school accountable to its social justice mission.

Social Justice Week

The purpose of Social Justice Week is to create space for our campus to engage in meaningful collaboration, initiate dialogue, promote change, and advance social justice movements on campus, in our local community, and globally.

To find additional opportunities regarding scholarships, professional development and more, go to our Social Justice Page.


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