Public Interest Law

Public interest law is the practice of law to further interests shared by the entire public or communities within it. The clients and issues handled by a public interest law firm reflect broad areas of public concern, such as illegal discrimination, poverty alleviation, consumer protection, and equitable education.

Public Interest areas of law:

  • Civil rights/Liberties
  • Prison Issues
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Poverty
  • Racial/ Ethnic Justice
  • Voting
  • Government Accountability/ Legal Reform
  • Police and Prison Misconduct