In 1991, Lewis & Clark law students held the first Public Interest Law Project (PILP) auction raising enough money to help two students take jobs at the Legal Aid office in Portland. With the sweat of students and the support of the school and alumni, PILP has held an annual auction every year since 1991 helping students take public interest positions in Oregon, across the courntry, and around the world. Stipends are awarded based not only on the work that the host organization does, but also on the experience and supervision the student will receive.
Visit PILP’s Stipend page for more details.
See some places our students have helped
Because Lewis & Clark is a member school of Equal Justice Works, students can apply to the Summer Corps and other Equal Justice Works programs. For a comprehensive list of funding sources, please visit the PSLawNet.org Summer Fundign Page. For further information on finding and fundign public interest work, see our Public Interest Careers page.