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Public Interest Law Project


We keep the doors to public interest work open for all, not just those who can afford to take a volunteer position.

Lewis & Clark law students founded the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) in 1990 to help fill the gap between those who need attorneys and this who can afford attorney by encourage students to pursue public interest careers. We have two primary goals:

  1. To provide students with summer public interest stipends; and
  2. To provide continuing support to our graduate Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).

Our annual auction and other fundraising efforts allow PILP to pursue its goals. PILP Summer Stipends have helped students work on a variety of public interest issues, including children’s rights, environmental protection, domestic violence, criminal law, and civil rights.

Save the Date for the 2015 Auction

Friday, February 20, 2015
The Nines, Portland, OR

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February 20th, 2015

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    Help raise funds to send another wave of stipend recipients to change the world.

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