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Public Interest Law

Student Organizations

The commitment of students to the public interest has long played a central role in the law school’s public interest offerings. The pro bono program, summer stipends, LRAP, and the certificate were all started or proposed by  student-run organizations. We invite you to explore them all. Those with a particular interest in working in the public interest sector, or doing pro bono work, should consider participating in one or more of the following groups:

Public Interest Law Project (PILP)

PILP is the main student-run organization focused on public interest law and is one of the most popular and active at Lewis & Clark Law School. Since it was established in 1990, PILP has been raising funds for students to work for not-for-profit organizations and other low-income positions in the public interest legal sector over the summers. PILP also helps raise funds to help graduates repay their loans through the law school’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Crime Victims’ Rights Alliance
Environmental Justice Advocates
Family Law Society
Health Law Society
Immigration Student Group
National Lawyers Guild
Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC)
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)
Student Advocates for Business and Environmental Responsibility (SABER)
Students for International Environmental Law (SIEL)

 

 

Public Interest Law

Contact Us

  • Public Interest Law is located in Gantenbein on the Law Campus.

    email

    voice 503-768-6634 fax 503-768-6729

    Director of Public Interest Law
    Carra Sahler

    10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard
    Portland, Oregon 97219