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Public Interest Summer Funding

Public Interest Experience Grants

Public Interest Experience (PIE) Grants provide stipends to our students who are taking unpaid, summer public interest positions. These students must demonstrate their commitment to the public interest and intend to pursue a public interest career after law school. The purpose of the grant is to offset the costs of living for students who incur significant financial burden by taking an unpaid position for the summer. The Public Interest Experience Grants Board (PIE Grants Board) hopes students will gain invaluable experience, skills, contacts, and insight to further enable them to find employment after law school in the competitive practice of public interest law. Both 1L and 2L students are eligible to apply.

Each year, the law school hosts the Public Interest Experience Auction, an auction for our students who take unpaid summer jobs with public interest organizations. Grants funded by our auction help our students make a crucial difference in their communities.

PIE Grant Guidelines and Application