Public Interest Law Foundation

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The Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) exists to encourage community engagement by Duke Law students, particularly through pro bono work but also through other community volunteering, and to provide financial support for students doing unpaid public interest summer internships and bar grants for graduating students entering public interest positions.

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  • PILF works with the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and other student groups to encourage community engagement. 
  • PILF supports fundraising efforts of the law school, hosts its’ own fundraisers, and partners with other student organizations on fundraisers. 
  • PILF receives a significant portion of the proceeds from sales of Duke Law merchandise by Duke Stores. Merchandise is available downstairs in the bookstore in the Bryan Center and online here. Merchandise varies but may include Duke Law t-shirts, hats, fleeces, polos, sweatshirts, and more. 
  • PILF seeks to make it easier for students at the Duke University School of Law to pursue careers in public interest.