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 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.
On the Border: Where do Constitutional Rights Begin? Come hear Professor Jonathan Hafetz, Professor of Law at Seton Hal and former ACLU Litigator, on the Constitution and post 9/11 immigration practices. Lunch will be served! Noon at H70! Learn more about the event and RSVP HERE. Learn more about Prof. Hafetz HERE.
Announcements (intern/externships, pro bono, et cetera):
- 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 email@example.com with a cover letter, resume and writing sample.
- Teen Court: Are you free on Wednesday afternoons (3:00-5ish)? In need of pro bono hours? Want to work with high school students and change lives? Become a teen court officer! Teen court is the best approach to preventing juvenile delinquency is to intervene in the lives of youthful offenders at the first opportunity, when they commit low-level offenses, to discourage them from moving to more serious crimes. To learn more, click HERE. To become a teen court officer for the spring 2017 semester, email Danny Lee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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