The Public Interest Law Scholars Program
The Law Center provides up to full tuition scholarships to a select group of entering law students each year who have extensive public service experience and commit to pursuing public interest legal careers. In addition to tuition assistance, Public Interest Law Scholars (PILS) receive a faculty advisor and a public interest attorney mentor. PILS are also automatically enrolled in the Public Interest Fellows (PIF) Program, which provides enhanced curricular, community, and career support to students interested in a concentrated public interest experience at the Law Center. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for PILS.
There is no general PILS application. Rather, qualified candidates will be identified from the admitted applicant pool and then invited to submit a brief application detailing their interest in becoming a PILS and their commitment to pursuing a public interest legal career. Please visit the PILS website for more information.