Public Interest Law Project

PILP auction
Law students at the 2014 PILP Auction

It is the goal of the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) to increase Quinnipiac University School of Law's interest in, and support of, those dedicated to serving the public interest.

The organization hosts various on-campus events throughout the year, including an annual auction through which funds are raised to support law students working in the public interest area. This is the largest student event of the year. The PILP auction has funded grants that have enabled law students to work for such organizations as New Haven Legal Assistance, Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services, the Children's Law Center of Los Angeles, and State of Connecticut's Juvenile Public Defender's Office.

In addition to the auction, PILP hosts poverty awareness week. This event provides students and faculty the opportunity to attend panel discussions and help raise awareness concerning the plight of many of our country's most vulnerable citizens.  This year, PILP also will participate in the Stratton-Faxon New Haven Road Race on Labor Day. For every $250 PILP raises, one student will be granted admission to the race. All proceeds benefit New Haven Legal Assistance.

Executive Board for 2013-2014
President:  Chelsea Ruzzo
Vice President:  Marissa Montalban
Live Auction Chair:  Janie McDermott
Silent Auction Chair:  Bobbi Borsellino
Auction Night Chair:  Emily Carr
Poverty Awareness Week Chair:  Jennifer Strashnick
Treasurer:  Carolyn Trotta

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