The purpose of the PILF Grant Program is to provide financial support to Tulane Law students who are exploring public interest legal careers by working in the public interest for ten to twelve weeks in legal positions representing individuals, causes, or organizations that typically suffer from a lack of adequate legal representation. Each grant recipient prepares a memo at the end of their summer with an overview of the experience, and contact information for interested students. Copies of memos from past summers are available in the Career Development Office.
PILF raises funds throughout the year in order to fund these grants. Due to the annual success of our fundraising efforts, we are able to assist an average of 20 students with summer funding. The organizations that our members intern at are diverse not only in their focuses, but also in their locations. Whether your interest is in criminal defense work, international human rights, environmental law, or something else that is public interest-oriented, PILF endeavors to financially assist its members.
Only students who work towards PILF fundraising endeavors will be eligible for grants. Those students generally participating in PILF through public service, events, etc. will not be eligible unless they participate in fundraising endeavors.
In order to receive a PILF grant, the member must obtain a qualifying public interest job for the upcoming summer. A qualifying public interest internship is one that (1) serves a traditionally underrepresented community; or (2) whose primary purpose is for the betterment of the community.
Jr. Member Grant Info
2015-16 Grant Application
Past Year PILF Host Sites