Public Service
  • Capitol Hill alums

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Among UVA Law graduates who work in public service, several find their way to Capitol Hill, where they fulfill their passion for policy and make an impact on national issues.
  • Andrew Chen '15

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Carolyn Rumer '14 (with Chinh Q. Le '00) recently won an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.
  • PILA Auction

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Each year the Public Interest Law Association's auction raises funds for first- and second-year law students working in public service over the summer.
  • BLSA trip

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Members of the Black Law Students Association recently researched and worked on human rights issues in South Africa.
  • Four UVA Law students are joining the Department of Justice as attorneys through the Attorney General's Honors Program.

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Students partner with the Legal Aid Justice Center on community legal aid and education efforts. Many of the staff attorneys and the organization's director are alumni.
  • Terrell Family and Amber Roberts

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Students and Professor Richard Bonnie are part of a team helping mental health experts advise state lawmakers.
  • Janet Napolitano '83

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Janet Napolitano '83, president of the University of California and former Department of Homeland Security secretary, recently spoke to a class focused on public service.
  • Meryem Dede '15 and Kimberly Rolla '13

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    During an Alternative Spring Break, Ryan Ezelle '17 uncovered interesting facts about the cost of jobs in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.
  • Pro bono students

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Students volunteered 15,985 hours in pro bono legal work during the 2015-16 academic year, setting records for participation by first-year and third-year students.
  • Lisseth Ochoa-Chavarria

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Lisseth Ochoa-Chavarria '17 explains her experience with a complex asylum case the Immigration Law Clinic recently won.
  • Street Law

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Each year student members of Street Law teach local high school seniors about their rights and stimulate their interest in law.
  • Pro Bono Clinic

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    More than $525,300 was awarded to 128 students working in public interest jobs over the summer of 2016, through fellowships offered by the Public Interest Law Association..
  • Washington, D.C.

    THIS IS VIRGINIA

    UVA Law's externships program allows students to earn credit while working for nonprofit or government employers.

 

FAST FACTS

More than $525,300 awarded to 128 students working in public interest jobs over the summer
Where PILA Grantees Worked

15,985 pro bono hours logged by law students

114 Class of 2016 graduates completed at least 75 hours of pro bono while in law school More

18 students participated in the Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Program with 6 organizations More

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PUBLIC SERVICE
SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS

Public Interest Law Association (PILA) grant applications are due Feb. 19, 2016. Apply Now | The grants fund 1L and 2L summer fellowships.

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