The Loyola Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is a non-partisan, student-run organization invested in fostering the careers of students dedicated to providing assistance to those traditionally underrepresented in the legal system.

PILF’s Mission

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 fostering alumni relationships and mentoring opportunities.
  • Educating law students about the importance of serving the public, partnership with Loyola’s Public Interest Law Department.


  • The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is looking for 2016 Fall interns.  Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Taryn May, Volunteer Coordinator, at tmay@hbcfl.org.  Advanced students may apply for a 2-unit or greater externship or volunteer for 40 hours of work to fulfill their Pro Bono Graduation Requirement.  For more information about the Harriett Buhai Center Family Law and its internship program, please go to www.hbcfl.org.
  • Loyola Law School Chaplain and researcher on human rights, Fr. Luis Arriaga, S.J., seeks a law student to assist him during the 2016 summer and fall to conduct legal research and analysis regarding the defense and advocacy of human rights.  The documentation of paradigmatic cases will be analyzed to address the Mexican government’s accountability for its obligations and responsibilities as outlined in Mexican and international human rights  law.
  • Qualifications:   The Human Rights legal research assistant preferably will have a demonstrated interest in human rights law.  This person should also be a fluent Spanish speaker and have superior legal research and writing skills.
  • Please forward your application and/or request for further information to Fr. Luis to luis.arriaga@ll.edu andlarriagav@hotmail.com.  If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide him with samples of your legal writing.  Satisfactory completion of this pro-bono project will satisfy the pro-bono graduation requirement.
  • The Career Development Department is seeking a 2L student interested in working on police abuse litigation during summer 2017.  Please email Christine Zeimantz at Christine.Zeimantz@lls.edu