Public Interest at Capital University Law School - Capital University Law School

Public Interest at Capital University Law School

  • The Public Interest Center
    Located within the Office of Professional Development, the Center houses a variety of public interest career resources and offers meeting space for pro bono and public service initiatives at the Law School. 

    Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
    Capital University Law School recognizes the challenge to graduates with large law school debt who wish to serve the public.  As the cost of law school continuously and significantly increases, the salaries of public interest and public sector jobs remain the same. Recognizing our graduates' commitment to public service, Capital University Law School created the loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) to support those alumni.

    Pro Bono Legal Honors Program
    The Pro Bono Legal Honors Program seeks to encourage public service by law students by recognizing their successful completion of at least 50 hours of pro bono work with an approved legal services placement.  It's a great way to get legal experience and to assist the legal community. 

    Externship Program
    After spending hours in the classroom learning legal principles, students are often anxious to put their theoretical knowledge to use. The Capital University Law School Externship Program offers students a taste of what it is like to practice law. Opportunities exist with government and non-profit employers. 

    Legal Clinic
    Capital was one of the first law schools in the country to establish a legal clinic for indigent clients. Today, the clinic is the setting for a variety of programs--including general, civil, criminal, appellate advocacy, and family law--enabling advanced students to experience the true-to-life excitement and challenge of legal practice.