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The Ohio Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is a non-political, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting legal involvement in the public sector. To this end, PILF collaborates with the Career Services Office to raise awareness of the many opportunities available to students who wish to use their legal education to serve the public interest. In addition to raising awareness, PILF helps reduce inevitable financial barriers by offering fellowships to law students who accept low-paying or non-paying public interest positions during the summer.
PILF has helped Moritz students work across the country and in some instances, around the globe providing a variety of services to survivors of domestic violence, children of prisoners, victims of predatory lending, migrant farmworkers, Native Americans, people with developmental disabilities and others.
PILF fellows have worked at a number of organizations, including Columbus Legal Aid, the Equal Justice Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations.
PILF summer fellowships are funded by the proceeds of the annual PILF Auction and by the contributions of our generous donors.