Our primary goals are to encourage law students to devote their careers to the struggle for social justice, expose students to the broad range of work being done to advance progressive legal goals, provide a forum for discussion and an information base, and inspire students to follow their hearts. PILG encourages involvement in the community through its tutoring program, educates and provides a forum for discussion by bringing in and co-sponsoring speaker panels, raised its own funds to allow students to work for non-profit organizations during the summer through the clerkship program, and raises those funds through the Annual Auction. The Public Interest Law Group (PILG) attempts to encourage law students (and the legal community) to devote time, energy, and intellect to helping disadvantaged individuals obtain access to our legal system. Public interest law addresses the political, social, and economic welfare of communities, with an emphasis on society’s underrepresented issues and groups. PILG is dedicated to issues within, but not limited to, the substantive areas of constitutional law, criminal law, civil rights law, gay and lesbian law, elder law, environmental law, family law, immigration law, labor law, urban law, poverty law, Native American law, and legal ethics.

2014 PILG Clerkship Application (PDF)

2014 PILG Clerkship Application (Word)

2014 Key Criteria for PILG Clerkships (PDF)

PILG Clerkship FAQs (PDF) »

Past Clerkship Recipients

PILG Streaming Videos
Click here to see videos about clerkships and summer internships.

PILG Executive Board Members

Co-President – Josh Russcol
Co-President – Annie Woods
Treasurer – Jonathan Wynne
Vice President of Speakers – Tammy Tallant
PILG Auction Chair – Katy Meek-Raffensperger
PILG Kickball Tournament Chair – Elizabeth Wills