Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

PILF helps promote legal careers in public service. We are devoted to getting as much of the law school community involved in our mission. There is always a need for public interest work, and it touches almost all lawyers, regardless of their career path. If you're interested in a career in public interest law, we'll help you find our niche. If you're interested in private practice, we'll show you what public interest law entails and how you can support it.

What we do:

  • Offer summer scholarships to a number of students who work in unpaid public interest internships and show dedication to public interest law
  • Host networking events to foster relationships between students and lawyers practicing public interest law
  • Raise funds for summer scholarships at school-wide events like Singing for Summer Salaries
  • Sponsor social events like softball tournaments and trivia nights for law students
  • Work with the administration and financial aid office to make a career in public service financially feasible
  • Educate ourselves and the law school community about issues in public interest law
  • Encourage those students not pursuing public service careers to get involved with pro bono work

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Executive Board