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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.

Events

  • SPRING FUNDRAISER (One Day of Pay): PILF is asking you to pledge to donate just one day of your summer pay to our scholarship fund. Find us on the Esplanade to make the pledge today! All you have to do is fill out a quick pledge form and we’ll follow up with you over the summer. (By the way it’s a tax deductible donation.)

Announcements (intern/externships/pro bono opportunities):

  • Dan Bradley Fellowship Award Application: For more information and to apply, click HERE!
  • Equal Justice America Fellowship: The deadline for students to apply for an Equal Justice America Fellowship is approaching. Students must email their applications by March 20th. Click HERE to apply!
  • The 19th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat: The Trina Grillo Retreat is a unique opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented law students, faculty, and practitioners to forge an alliance by exchanging viewpoints, exploring career opportunities, and formulating strategies for social justice. This year’s theme, Standing Together, recognizes that in these times, we must collaborate, build coalitions, and show up for each other in order address the targeting of our marginalized communities and the needs of our planet. WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th. WHERE: Berkeley Law School. To learn more about this amazing event, please click HERE. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: If interested, please contact Contact Christine Zeimantz, Assistant to the Director Public Interest Law Department. Phone: (213) 736-1059; Christine.Zeimantz@lls.edu
  • PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY: TWO STUDENTS WANTED. The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) Technology Summit Conference: Loyola Law School will be hosting the The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) Technology Summit Conference, which is an all day symposium oriented around using technology to increase access to justice. For more information about LAAC, click HERE. WHEN: Tuesday, March 7th. Students will receive pro bono credit for hours worked, be able to attend the conference for free, and get a comped breakfast and lunch. They will assist with registration, meet Corner Bakery folks delivering food and help set up. These students ideally would be students who want to work for Legal Aid and would appreciate meeting and greeting 60-80 CA legal aid executives and staff attorneys. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: If interested, please contact Contact Christine Zeimantz, Assistant to the Director Public Interest Law Department. Phone: (213) 736-1059; Christine.Zeimantz@lls.edu
  • Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. (MHAS) is looking for two law clerks for their 2017 summer program to work on its AmeriCorps Veterans’ program.  Click HERE for a flyer with the relevant information.  Interest students should apply to Pam Marx at pmarx@mhas-la.org with a cover letter, resume and writing sample.
  • SUMMER OPPORTUNITY ALERT: Asian Americans Advancing Justice is seeking 2017 Spring and Summer law clerks for their litigation unit. Law clerks must commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week for 10 weeks during 2017 Spring or 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the 2017 Summer months. For additional information and how to apply, click HERE:
  • In need of pro bono hours? Contact Christine Zeimantz, Assistant to the Director Public Interest Law Department. Phone:  (213) 736-1059. Email: Christine.Zeimantz@lls.edu