Public Interest Designation Program

Preparing for Public Sector Careers

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.




of students in the Class of 2017 participated in PIDP