Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL), founded in 1989, SPIL was organized to further our law school's commitment to providing legal services in the public interest sector.
SPIL organizes and participates in numerous community service and pro bono activities to provide students with experience in public interest law.
The organization’s biggest event is the Annual SPIL Live and Silent Auction held in the spring semester. Each year, the SPIL Auction raises money to provide summer stipends to students who take unpaid legal positions in the public interest sector. Last year’s honored guest was Scott Weissman, brother of Eric D. Weissman '94. Scott Weissman announced a $10,000 match to the money raised at this year's SPIL auction. The Weissman family established the Eric D. Weissman Endowed Scholarship, which provides a summer stipend for students interested in public service internships for non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies. Last year’s auction was held on March 1, 2019. Please join us on February 7, 2020 this year for what will be a great event for a worthy cause. Theme and date TBA.
Please contact our 2019-2020 Co-Presidents April Currey and Logan Samuels or Co-Vice Presidents Rachel Campbell and Brigid Sawyer with any questions or comments.