Public Service
  • Capitol Hill alums

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Among the Law School's graduates who work in public service, several in recent years have found their way to Capitol Hill, where they fulfill their passion for policy and make an impact on national issues.
  • Peggy Nicholson

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Peggy Nicholson ’11 is a staff attorney for a nonprofit project that provides free legal assistance on education issues to low-income children across North Carolina.
  • PILA Auction

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Each year the Public Interest Law Association's auction raises about $60,000 to fund grants for first- and second-year law students working in public service over the summer.
  • Adam Gordon '08

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Adam Gordon '08 recently described his work as a prosecutor in San Diego, Calif. Gordon is also the founder and CEO of a startup company that develops software to help manage the jury selection process.
  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    UVA Law students and alumni recently marked 15 years of the Child Advocacy Clinic through a conference focused on career networking and advice, and the latest issues in working on behalf of children.
  • Caitlyn Eberhardt '15

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Caitlin Eberhardt '15 worked in Guatemala over the summer for the Women's Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping Guatemalan women.
  • Shannon Parker '14

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Shannon Parker '14 worked at the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia with help from a PILA grant. Students received more than $484,000 in PILA grants during the summer of 2013.
  • Access to Justice Partnership

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    In its first two years, the Access to Justice Partnership helped more than 290 clients, benefiting nearly 700 household members in the community.
  • Spring Break

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Each spring students work pro bono across the country over spring break, providing legal aid to low-income clients.
  • Kim Rolla '13

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Kim Rolla '13 received the Law School's Powell Fellowship, which funds her work on behalf of low-income clients facing housing issues.

 

FAST FACTS

More than $430,000 awarded to 99 students working in public interest jobs over the summer
Where PILA Grantees Worked

17,609 pro bono hours logged by law students

105 Class of 2014 graduates completed at least 75 hours of pro bono while in law school More

45 students participated in the Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Program with 11 organizations More

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