Our Mission

The Economic Justice Institute is home to UW Law School’s five civil, anti-poverty clinical programs.

At EJI, our mission is both to educate law students through teaching, supervision and reflection, and to enable more people — especially those who can’t afford to hire lawyers — to access civil justice. Students gain real-world legal experience, empowering clients and the community through information, advocacy and methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Law students: gain hands-on legal experience

  • Work on wide-ranging set of cases and problems
  • Help real clients under supervision of skilled attorneys
  • Learn how the law affects social issues
  • Apply for positions in November of each year. If selected, students enroll in a clinic from May to May

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Neighborhood clinic students and professor in court

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