Public Service
  • Capitol Hill alums

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Among UVA Law 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.
  • Michelle Carmon

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Michelle Carmon '14 is working at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Simon Cataldo

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    While a student at Virginia Law, Simon Cataldo '14 ran a nationally recognized nonprofit that integrated academic tutoring, leadership and lacrosse.
  • PILA grantees

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    UVA Law and the student-run Public Interest Law Association gave $438,000 to 99 students to fund their work in public service jobs over the summer.
  • Mario Salas '14

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    UVA Law Powell Fellow Mario Salas '14 is launching a project to help families of children with disabilities realize their educational goals, as well as plan for life after school.
  • South Africa internship

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Camila Rodriguez '16 interned in South Africa with the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, a watchdog organization that oversees the nation's parliamentary committees.
  • PILA Alternative Spring Break

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Each spring students work pro bono across the country over spring break, providing legal aid to low-income clients.
  • BLSA trip to Liberia

    SERVICE IN ACTION

    Members of the Black Law Students Association recently traveled to Liberia to raise awareness of and prevent human trafficking.

 

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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