ASDP's Mission

The Association for Student Defenders and Prosecutors (“ASDP”) at the University of Washington School of Law was founded to support law students focused on careers in criminal law. To this end, the ASDP works with individuals and agencies in the Washington criminal law community to provide educational, skills, and networking events that will develop students' perspectives, competencies, and professionalism in the criminal law practice.

The mission of the Association of Student Defenders and Prosecutors is to improve the quality of criminal justice in Washington State by helping future defenders and prosecutors develop their knowledge, skills, and networks together in law school. The Association of Student Defenders and Prosecutors is committed to bringing together students and practitioners from all areas of criminal law.