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UCI Public Interest Law Fund (PILF)

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
72 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 24, at 12:00 PM PST
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One Week Extension!

February 17, 2017

One More Week!

By popular demand, we are extending our campaign for one more week! That gives us one more week to help hit our $10,000 goal.

For those who have already supported us: Thank You! Please share our campaign to help us bridge the remaining gap. 

Wondering what your donation supports? Here are a few more examples from students who have received a PILF stipend:

Helen Boyer / Class of 2018

I worked at the ACLU of Southern California with their LGBTQ, Gender, and Reproductive Justice Project. At the ACLU, I assisted queer and transgender inmates with their legal claims, helped school districts understand their civil rights obligations under state and federal law, and researched issues related to policing of LGBTQ communities. The PILF stipend allowed me to dedicate myself fully to this work, without having to worry about getting another job or taking out more loans.

Ronald Park / Class of 2016

I worked with the Wage Justice Center to assist port truckers, day laborers, construction workers and accountants recover their unpaid wages. The stipend I received from PILF went towards paying for transportation, food and other living expenses. Because of the stipend, I did not have to take a second job, and I was able to fully devote myself to serving the needs of workers across the state seeking compensation for the work they had done.

Sean Garcia-Leys / Class of 2016

I spent the summer as an intern with the National Lawyers Guild, defending the constitutional and civil rights of marginalized communities. The clients I was privileged to work with included families of color wrongly targeted in gang raids, homeless people whose property had been seized by city government, and street performers who were kicked out of public forums. The best part for me was working side by side with some of the National Lawyers Guild’s most effective lawyers, both because I was able to be part of their important work and because I was able to learn so much from watching them.



Almost Halfway To Our Goal!

February 05, 2017

Thank You to Our Donors!

With 12 days to go, we are almost halfway to our goal of $10,000! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We've already funded an entire stipend (plus some more!) for an amazing UCI Law student doing public interest work this summer.

But we still have a long way to go! Please share our campaign near and far to help support law students working at amazing organizations like the ACLU, the Public Law Center, the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, and the Environmental Defense fund, just to name a few!

Professional Clothing Drive Success

Last week, PILF held our first ever Professional Clothing Drive. We collected 21 full suits, 34 jackets, 40 pairs of pants, 88 shirts, 27 skirts/dresses that were donated to the Orange County Public Defender's Office! That is over $1,500 worth of donations! These clothes will be used by indigent defendants in their court appearances. Thank you to everyone who donated their items! Attached are a few pictures from the drive:


Choose a giving level


PILF Intern

Get your "foot in the door" with a $25 gift!


PILF Clerk

Cut your teeth with a $50 gift!


PILF Junior Associate

Make a good impression with a $100 gift!


PILF Senior Associate

You are on the "Partner Track" with a $250 gift!


PILF Partner

You get to run the show with a $500 gift!


PILF Judge

You've been appointed to the highest legal job in the land with your $1,000 gift!

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