There are four main academic and experiential requirements in the Designation Program that help prepare students to launch public sector careers. Participating students will:
Complete 15 hours of public interest coursework
Participate in experiential learning offerings—completing a clinic, an independent study with corresponding pro bono placement, or a public service Semester in Practice or other qualifying externship
Spend at least one summer interning with a public sector employer
Take BC Law’s pro bono pledge and complete 50+ hours of public service
Students who complete PIDP’s requirements are honored as Public Interest Designation Fellows at Commencement.