Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
All people deserve justice.
Law students involved in the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) are determined to make sure underrepresented individuals and communities receive quality legal representation. The organization achieves this goal by granting fellowships to students working in public interest law.
To raise funds, PILP hosts several events including its biggest fundraising event, the annual auction. The auction, which features both live and silent rounds of bidding, includes a range of exciting items and experiences such as a vacation in Florida; a gift certificate for a bar test-prep course; experiences with professors ranging from breakfast to yoga; a coveted parking space in the faculty/staff lot; tickets to a Yankees vs. Red Sox game; and many more.
Students who are awarded PILP grants work for organizations serving the public interest. In the past, students have worked in such places as the Children's Law Center in Hartford, Conn.; LatinoJustice PRLDEF; Waterbury Prosecutor's Office helping with domestic violence cases; and the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) in Hartford, Conn.
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