The Public Interest Law Scholars Program
The Public Interest Law Scholars (PILS) program provides financial, professional and academic support to law students dedicated to practicing law in the public interest. In addition to partial tuition scholarships, the program offers summer stipends through the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS). Scholars are matched with faculty advisors and attorney mentors who practice in their field of interest. This competitive program selects eight Public Interest Law Scholars from each class of admitted students. Both full-time and part-time admitted students are eligible for selection.
PILS applicants should apply for PILS at the same time that they are applying for admission into the J.D. Program, but may apply no later than March 1st. Because the selection committee makes its final decision in late March, and considers only admitted applicants, the applications of students admitted after the March 1st deadline may not be considered.
Applicants seeking selection as a Public Interest Law Scholar must submit the following:
Public Interest Law Scholars (PILS) Application.
- The Public Interest Law Scholars (PILS) Application should only be submitted if you did not submit your Early Decision or Regular Decision application for admission to Georgetown Law online via the LSAC electronic application.
- The Office of Admissions will provide a copy of your Early Decision or Regular Decision application for admission to the PILS Selection Committee.
One letter of recommendation that speaks to your commitment to public interest.
- You must submit one letter of recommendation directly to the PILS Selection Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org that speaks to your commitment to public interest. If you feel that you have submitted a letter of recommendation that adequately speaks to your commitment to public interest as part of your Early Decision or Regular Decision application for admission, you do not have to submit an additional letter of recommendation. Please include your LSAC Account number on the letter of recommendation that you send directly to the PILS Selection Committee.
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