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Practice Areas: Poverty Law/Economic Justice

Law School students, faculty, and staff have compiled the following list of resources to guide students interested in poverty law. It is not an exhaustive list, but a place for you to begin your own research into this field. These are just some of the many opportunities and resources that you should take advantage of in pursuing your area of interest.

Law School Resources

Student Groups
Wolverine Street Law
National Lawyers Guild
Public Benefits Advocacy Project
Organization of Public Interest Students
Poverty Law Society

The Law School has more than 50 student organizations, many which run their own public service projects. Please note from academic year to year, new student organizations form while others may become inactive.

Michigan Poverty Law Program

Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs maintains a list of externship placement opportunities by practice area, and where available, comments from past externs.

Top 25 Practice Area Settings
The Office of Career Planning has developed a chart to provide an overview for the various legal settings for the top 25 practice areas. While the chart is not exhaustive, it can be used as a starting place to suggest practice settings you may not have considered for your chosen field.


University Resources


State Resources


National Resources

Career Resources


Please note that although we provide links and resources, the University of Michigan Law School does not necessarily endorse any of the organizations listed. If any of the links above are broken or you have suggestions for additional resources, please contact

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