Public Interest Scholars are leaders in and out of the classroom. Past Loyola scholars have been involved with campus public interest groups and events, and have strong records of academic performance while in law school. Alumni have pursued various avenues from large firms to more traditional public interest work after graduation. Loyola believes all lawyers can be forces for social justice -- no matter where their careers take them.
Starting for the school year of 2019–2020, Loyola expanded the Public Interest Scholars Program to admit about 5 to 10 additional scholars. These rising second year students will have demonstrated their commitment to public service and will receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and become part of the Public Interest Scholars program.
Benefits include, but are not limited to, mentoring opportunities, a stipend, priority consideration for the Summer Public Interest Employment Program (SPIEP), one-on-one counseling and support from the Public Interest Law Department, recognition at a faculty luncheon and a network of great alumni.
Second-Year Day, Second-Year Evening, & Third-Year Evening students are eligible to apply for consideration into the Second-Year Public Interest Scholars Program. Online applications will be made available in June or July of each year and will be accepted for review if received by the deadline date set for that year. Selected applicants will be notified by email of acceptance into the program during the month of August.
2020-2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 10, 2020 @ 4 PM