FAQ on PILF
PILF channels the energy of Loyola students who give, serve, and work in the public interest by ...
- Providing a Summer Fellowship Grant Program that enables students to contribute an entire summer to public interest legal work in communities locally and throughout the world.
- Providing much needed legal assistance to the Los Angeles community.
- Providing Law students a way to get involved.
- Helping launch Loyola students into public interest careers by providing alumni relations and mentoring.
- Educating law students on the importance of serving the public.
The PILF Summer Fellowship Grant Program funds students to pursue their public interest efforts, which may not qualify for support through Loyola Summer Work-Study Employment Program. Such pursuits include independent public interest projects, out-of-state international public interest positions and agencies not covered by the Law School's program.
Since the founding of Loyola Law School's PILF in 1993, these fellowships have supported full-time and part-time summer positions at a variety of non-profit agencies, including:
- AIDS Project Los Angeles
- The Alliance for Children's Rights
- Appalachian Legal Research & Defense Fund
- Bet Tzedek
- Black Law Institute
- The Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law
- The Center for Law in the Public Interest
- Dependency Court Legal Services
- International Law Center for Human, Economic, and Environmental Defense (Costa Rica)
- Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
- Public Counsel
- San Fernando Valley Legal Services
- Women's Advocacy Project (Texas)
The is the event that makes PILF's work possible. All proceeds from the auction will go to PILF's summer Fellowship Grant Program and community involvement. The Auction and Casino Night presents a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni to meet and support this worthwhile cause.
The number of Summer Fellowships PILF can give during the summer depends on the funds raised in these events. The money directly goes to Loyola students who want to serve the public interest, but are unable to do so without economic assistance.
Your donation of any item, service, or opportunity is greatly appreciated not only by the recipients of the Summer Fellowships, but many who will be helped next summer thanks to your support!
For more information or to get involved in public interest projects, please call (213) 736-8116.
Public Interest Law Department
Founders Hall, Room 240
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015