College of Law

Career Compass: A Map for Your Legal Career in Public Service

Public service lawyers practice in a wide variety of government institutions at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as in nonprofit and legal aid organizations. Toledo Law has a rich history of training criminal law prosecutors and public defenders.

Some public service lawyers litigate civil and administrative cases on behalf of governmental agencies. Others engage in public service work far from the courtroom, assuring compliance with the law, drafting legislation and rules, resolving disputes, handling transactions, engaging in community outreach, administering benefit programs, and much more.


Core Curriculum:
Administrative Law
Public Service Externship

Specialty Courses:
Civil Advocacy Clinic
Mediation Externship

Other Student Opportunities

  • Public Interest Law Association (student organization)


Last Updated: 6/27/22