California Western -- Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)
Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)
The Public Interest Law Foundation promotes public interest law by providing education, volunteer opportunities, and scholarship finds for public interest work to fellow students. PILF is dedicated to promoting awareness among law students of the inequities that exist in the legal system and the need for commitment for public service work. Public interest law includes, but is not limited to, issues concerning child advocacy, consumer action, disability advocacy, domestic violence, education, elderly rights, environmental issues, gay/lesbian/bisexual rights, HIV/AIDS, homeless assistance, immigrants' rights, Legal Aid, mediation and negotiation, mental health advocacy, minority issues, and veterans' affairs. PILF has established a grant fund to facilitate student participation in public interest positions, which would otherwise be pro bono. PILF is also establishing a loan repayment assistance program for recent PILF member graduates, which is essential to remove the economic barriers that confront future public interest lawyers by making a career in public services more financially feasible.