Office of Public Interest

The American University Washington College of Law's public interest programs are among the strongest in the nation. This vibrant activist community offers unique opportunities for law students to gain legal experience through a broad range of pro bono and public service programs.

The Office of Public Interest (OPI) fosters a commitment to social justice among our law student body by sponsoring a pro bono honors pledge program that helps to close the justice gap; preparing students for public interest practice; and building community by fostering connections between public interest students and alumni.