Public Interest Law Forum

Public Interest Law Forum

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PILF, the Public Interest Law Forum, is an organization whose purpose is to promote awareness of and interest in public interest law among NDLS students, faculty and administration. PILF defines “public interest law” broadly in recognition of the wide variety of career opportunities typically encompassed within the category of “public interest law,” including careers as legal services providers, criminal defenders and prosecutors, government attorneys, judicial clerks, and attorneys for non-governmental and non-profit organizations. PILF organizes fundraisers to raise money for public interest fellowships which allow NDLS students to intern during the summer for public interest agencies that cannot afford to pay interns. Finally, PILF plans talks and discussions by professors, NDLS graduates, and others on public interest law topics.

Membership in PILF is open to all NDLS students and faculty.


President: Kathleen Wood
VP: Rebekah Newman
Secretary: Sara Gordon
Treasurer/CDO Representative: Julie Blindauer
2L Representative: Shelby Dolezal