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PILF Power

BC Law’s LEAPS program encompasses the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), which finds all sorts of inventive ways to make a difference in communities near and far. Students, faculty, and alumni all get into the act. Here are some recent outcomes.

Fall Days of Service


Faculty and students participated


Placements: Stray Pets in Need, Women’s Lunch Place, Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter, Allston Brighton Food Pantry, Charles River Cleanup, Cradle to Crayons, Friday Cafe

PILF Internships


Raised in FY19 from spring auction proceeds, alumni donations, and work-a-day pledges from upperclass students


Students who received summer stipends


Hours of public interest law expended in US by those 81 students in legal services, nonprofits, public defense, prosecution, federal and state judiciaries, and federal, state, and local governments

Toy Drive


Children in foster care who received gifts