We aim to promote public interest law-focused activities at BC Law. It also looks to provide resources to students pursuing careers in public service. PILF Stipends is responsible for coordinating the monumental fundraising effort that allows BC Law students to receive funding for otherwise uncompensated summer positions. Each year, PILF hosts an auction, the proceeds of which allow the organization and matching funds from other generous supporters to provide grants to students who would not otherwise be able to afford to work in these traditionally low-salaried areas.
Each year, PILF accepts applications for stipends to fund unpaid, public interest summer positions for BC Law students. The stipends process is competitive and based on several standards, including type of position, auction involvement, and answers to application questions.
Last year, PILF was able to fund 88 law students’ unpaid summer positions through the stipend program. These students worked at public interest positions that would not otherwise have been funded. PILF and its stipend recipients are grateful to those who support its cause through its various fundraising activities, including the annual auction.
Each year, PILF hosts an Auction, the proceeds of which fund stipends for students who work at unpaid, public interest positions over the summer. The Auction is a tremendous undertaking that takes place with generous support from schools administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, local and regional businesses, the PILF board and the local community.
PILF is incredibly grateful for all of the donations we receive throughout the year. Without your generous support, we would not be able to provide stipends for students working in the public interest sector.