The Public Interest Law Foundation
Welcome to the Public Interest Law Foundation (“PILF”). PILF is a student-run, non-profit organization whose goal is to enable students at the Duke University School of Law to pursue summer internships in public interest positions and careers in the public interest upon graduation. PILF accomplishes this goal by raising funds and distributing grant money to students who have public interest internships or jobs and who contribute a certain amount of time to PILF’s fundraising efforts.
PILF offers various types of grants with respectively varying time requirements: summer fellowships, bar grants, and “thank you” grants. Visit the GRANTS page for more information about each grant and their prerequisites.
The grants are funded through programs like PILF’s annual Auction & Gala, CAPITAL program, summer pledge drive, and private donations. Please see the FUNDRAISING page for more information about PILF’s fundraising programs. Also, refer to the news section to the right for periodic updates and notices about fundraising events.
Information about grants, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities is available through PILF’s listserve. Subscribe to the PILF listserve by signing up at the PILF table during the Duke Law activities fair or by contacting one of PILF’s Co-Chairs.