Public Interest Law Fund Fellowships

Dale F. Shughart Community law Clinics

Several types of fellowships are available to students participating in public interest work, including the student-run Public Interest Law Fund (PILF), which funds students at organizations throughout the country and internationally, such as the recent placements below.

Caitlin Cooke ’21 — Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Myla Garcia ’22 — California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Jackie Gross ’21 — Women’s Law Project West
Amelia Nahum ’21 — Humane Society of the United States, Animal Protection Litigation Department
Miranda Sasinovic ’22 — Compass Immigration Legal Services

Becoming a Public Interest Advocate

Students at Dickinson Law perform pro bono services for nonprofits, law firms, government, and legal services agencies. As a way of celebrating your commitment to the community, once you’ve completed at least 60 hours of qualifying service, you’ll become eligible to apply for certification as a Public Interest Advocate.

Students who complete a minimum of 60 hours of service can receive recognition for their work in any qualifying public interest law setting, even if they have received credit or compensation for the work. Special recognition will be given to those students who complete at least 60 hours without receiving compensation.

All students must report their qualifying work to the Miller Center Pro Bono Program, and specifically apply for recognition as a Public Interest Advocate. Public Interest Advocates are recognized at a formal reception as well as at graduation. Learn more.