The Public Interest Law Group (PILG) is a student organization developed to encourage UConn law students to perform work in the public interest field during their education and into their professional careers. We have three primary focuses. First, PILG sponsors speakers and debates on campus regarding various public interest related topics to engage with students' intellectual curiosities and to provide them with a picture of how they can build a career by working in the public interest. Second, the organization affords students the opportunity to serve the Greater Hartford community and gain valuable experience. PILG, in connection with outside organizations, helps to arrange pro bono and service opportunities for students to work on real cases and projects. Third, PILG manages a Fellowship Program that provides grants to students who perform unpaid internships in the public interest. PILG raises funds through our annual auction and the proceeds of the event go directly to providing legal services to underrepresented communities.
Every year, members of the UConn Public Interest Law Group organize an Auction to help fund fellowships for students who choose to pursue public interest work during their summers. Typically, student volunteers organize a silent and live auction that includes donations from alumni, faculty, staff, local businesses and beyond. This year, we are excited to continue the tradition with a virtual auction. Supporters will be able to participate and engage in the PILG Auction from the comfort of their homes.
The 28th Annual PILG Auction starts with a Virtual Kick-Off Toast on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm (ET). Register now!
The Public Interest Law Group's Summer Fellowships provide a limited number of stipends to matriculated University of Connecticut School of Law students who secure summer positions that serve the public interest. Interested students should visit Symplicity for more information.