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February 22, 2020

Public Interest Law Project Hosts Most Successful Auction in Years

The 29th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction successfully raised over $75,000 to support students who are pursuing an unpaid summer internship in a public interest field.
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The 29th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction successfully raised over $75,000 to support students who are pursuing an unpaid summer internship in a public interest field. “This year’s PILP Auction was one of the most well attended in years,” said Auction Director Natalie Hollabaugh ’21.

“A total of over 600 student volunteer hours went into making this event a success and we are so grateful for the support of not only the Lewis & Clark community but Portland as a whole. We look forward to celebrating the auction’s 30th birthday next year!”

“I commend the hard work of our law students—who volunteered over and above their demanding academic schedule—to make public interest internships financially viable for their fellow students,” said Dean Jennifer Johnson. “This program supports our community by providing critical legal assistance to organizations who otherwise would not be able to afford it, and it provides needed practical training opportunities.”

In 2019, Lewis & Clark graduates were second in the nation amongst law schools for employment in public interest positions, according to ABA reporting.