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MSU College of Law



March 15, 2011


MSU Law Launches Public Interest Law Scholarship

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Public Interest Law Society (PILS) is proud to announce a new scholarship that will be awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a career in public interest law. The scholarship will cover a portion of a student’s summer internship living expenses.

Recognizing the importance of public interest and government careers as essential community services, MSU Law is dedicated to helping students and graduates gain experience and employment in the field. By offering financial assistance to those who are dedicated to working in areas such as human rights, immigration, criminal defense or prosecution, social work, and child advocacy, the Law College provides vital support to those seeking to help the most vulnerable in our society.

The PILS scholarship primarily will be funded through gracious donations from alumni and friends of the Law College. PILS will host a fundraiser on Tuesday, April 5, to help raise money for the scholarship. The event will include a silent auction, food, and appearances by numerous distinguished faculty members. All students, alumni, and faculty are invited and encouraged to attend.

Those who wish to donate directly to the scholarship fund may complete the online donation form at and designate their gifts to the Public Interest Law Society.

The MSU Law Public Interest Law Society is a student-run organization dedicated to the development of public interest law awareness and opportunities within the legal profession. PILS is a local chapter member of Equal Justice Network, a national coalition of law student organizations that raise money through auctions and other events in order to offer grants and other forms of assistance to students and recent graduates engaged in public interest law employment.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


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East Lansing, MI 48824

Download Public Interest Law Scholarhip Application (PDF) »

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