Public Interest Events
Every October, the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), a student-run organization, sponsors the PILF Auction and Casino Night at Loyola Law School. Tickets include dinner, beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks), casino tables with $100 worth of "play" chips, live entertainment and live and silent auctions. The proceeds fund public interest grants for law students whose summer internships in public interest law would otherwise be unpaid.
Donors can play a key part in making this important fundraiser a success by sponsoring the event and/or donating auctionable items. PILF offers a variety of tax-deductible ways to support the Auction and Casino Night through financial sponsorship, donations of items or services, purchase of an ad/message for the Auction program and attendance at the event. Each giving opportunity comes with incentives to maximize donor participation and recognize donor support. Submit an Auction Sponsor Donation Form.
Public Interest and Pro Bono Awards Reception
From 2004-2014, Loyola Law School annually honored two alumni for their continued excellence and dedication to public interest and for the numerous pro bono hours of legal service they provided. The selection was based upon a strong commitment to public interest law and service, which promoted the professional and ethical obligations which Loyola has so strongly sought to instill in its student body. The honored award recipient list can be viewed on the Public Interest & Pro Bono Award Recipient List
The annual Loyola Law School Public Interest Fair is held every year during the month of November. Representatives from various public interest agencies throughout Southern California attend to network and assist students in securing summer positions and/or fulfill the mandatory Pro Bono Graduation Requirement. Attendance is free and all students are welcome to participate.
Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (PIPSCD) is an inter-law school event held at UCLA and generally takes place each year during February. Representatives from public interest and government agencies throughout California attend the event to provide employment interviews, table talk, and various lunch-time discussions. All students may participate in the various activities at career day whether or not they secure an interview. Students may participate in the interview component of this event, provided they register online during the registration period set by UCLA. Registration for the event generally occurs from December to January. The Public Interest Law Department will notify students during the fall semester via email when registration information and deadline dates become available and a notification will also be published in InBrief, the LLS electronic news letter.
Public Interest Scholars Reception
The Public Interest Scholars Reception, hosted by the Public Interest Law Department, is held annually at Loyola Law School during September to honor the incoming first-year Public Interest Scholars selected during the admissions process. Past and present public interest scholars attend the event to network with and meet the incoming scholars.