Public Interest Law Association

Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Fellowships assist students working with organizations that provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved clients. Law students apply for consideration in the spring, and those awarded fellowships work in 10-week placements during the summer. Fellows receive a stipend for their work. 

The PILA Fellowship program is supported by several funding sources and administered through Duquesne Law’s Clinical Legal Education office.

The PILA organization is dedicated to increasing awareness of public interest law and providing opportunities for students to gain experience in public interest fields. The student-run association publicizes public interest careers, presents students with the opportunity to perform public service activities, and secures funding to support PILA Fellowships.