How to Apply
The Public Interest Law Scholars (PILS) program provides financial, professional and academic support to law students dedicated to practicing law in the public interest. In addition to scholarships, the program offers summer stipends through the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS). Scholars are matched with faculty advisors and attorney mentors who practice in their field of interest. This competitive program selects a number of Public Interest Law Scholars from each class of admitted students. Both full-time and part-time admitted students are eligible for selection.
PILS applicants should apply for PILS at the same time that they are applying for admission into the J.D. Program, but should apply prior to March 1 for best consideration. Because the selection committee endeavors to make its final decisions by late March, and considers only admitted applicants, the applications of students admitted after the March 1 deadline may not be considered.
The PILS Selection Committee is currently considering the application process for Fall 2017 PILS. Please check back here for the information which we will post as it becomes available.
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