College of Law

Spring to D.C. program courses

Classes are taught by College of Law faculty at the University of Utah's Orin G. Hatch Center, just off Dupont Circle, or by faculty at our local partner school, the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, at their campus in Northwest D.C. The classes will vary from year to year, but the program will offer courses on a schedule that allows you to maximize your field placement experience, find time to study and stay on track academically, and take advantage of the myriad opportunities D.C. has to offer.

The Utah Law registrar will ensure that you are registered for your Spring to D.C. courses.


Field placements in D.C.

Field placements in D.C. take place at agencies and organizations that shape our world, impacting policy on issues ranging from the environment to healthcare, from civil society to national security, and beyond. Our Experiential Education team—along with resources though the Hinckley Institute, SJQ alumni, and others—will help you identify and pursue opportunities in the federal government, public and private law firms, nonprofits, think tanks, or any of the hundreds of qualifying organizations in the D.C. area. From traditional practice, to lobbying, to non-traditional careers, D.C. offers an unrivaled array of opportunities to explore your interests.

The College of Law will provide advising through the Career Development Office and Experiential Education program, for career counseling more broadly and ensuring that you are eligible for your field placement. However, it is important to keep in mind that Spring to D.C. field placements are driven by your interests, and that you will bear the ultimate responsibility for landing and completing your placement.