Information for Students
There are a variety of ways to satisfy the Public Service Requirement. These options are listed below.
If you have completed a minimum of 30 academic credit hours, you may satisfy the PSR in any of the following ways:
- An Externship for credit at a government agency; a judicial agency; a nonprofit (501©(3)) organization; or in a private law firm doing 50 hours of pro bono work under the auspices of the Legal Externship Office.
- The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center Child Advocacy Practicum associated with the Legal Externship Office
- An approved Public Interest Practicum for either zero or one credit under the auspices of the Public Interest Office.
- A Sturm College of Law student law clinic under the auspices of the Student Law Office.
- A pre-approved Sturm College of Law course which has a practical public service component (current pre-approved courses are Poverty and Low Wage Work In America, Street Law, the Graduate Tax Program’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Trial Practice III: Mentor’s Practicum, the International Criminal Law Practicum, Wills Lab, and the Probate Practicum).
If you have completed one academic year (day or evening), even if you have not completed 30 academic credit hours, you may satisfy the PSR in the following way:
- An approved Public Interest Practicum for zero credit.