17 Law Schools That Will Educate You On Social Responsibility

Since a young age, I have always had the desire to help others. During my undergraduate years, my passion grew and fostered into a career choice. This past spring, I was fortunate enough to  come across Sustainable Law Group. During my time working here, I have come to realize that the lawyers apart of this firm operate in a unique space.

They all have a wide variety of interest from technology to cabin estate planning, however are all similar in their desire to seek positive social change. The lawyers apart of this firm have tapped into the inevitable and have found a way to do something every working individual aspires to do–marry their career choice and personal beliefs. While most people regard speaking on social issues as against “proper work etiquette,” it is not uncommon for myself and the attorneys to have a conversation about racial injustice, or the usage of child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and China to make iphones. In the short time I have been working with Sustainable Law, I have come to learn countless amount of things that have shaped me into the individual I am today.

This fall, I plan on applying to law school seeking a law career that I can marry with my desire to help others, similar to the lawyers at SLG. While there are numerous schools who offer great programs in areas similar to the legal services our lawyers provide, the schools below stand out for their unique curriculum in social enterprise, sustainability, and social justice. Whether you’re a prospective law student, or just have a general interest in social responsibility, check out the list below and learn more information about how schools are building a new curriculum centered around public interest.


Social Enterprise:

New York University

Georgetown Law School

University of Minnesota Law School

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, School of Law School

University of Chicago Booth School of Business



University of Oregon

Lewis and Clark Law School

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

George Washington University Law School

University of Colorado Law School

Tulane University Law School


Social Justice:

Northeastern University

Loyola University Chicago

University of California, Irvine, School of Law

University of San Francisco School of Law

Seattle University School of Law

St. Mary’s University School of Law


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