What is GPILP?
The Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to promote otherwise uncompensated public interest legal work and provide law students with $2,000 – $4000 grants for internships in public interest and pro bono practice firms. These legal services placements include non-profit legal aid firms, public defender offices and governmental departments.
GPILP’s vision is “Making public service possible by empowering Gonzaga law students to serve public interest, and providing Gonzaga law students with opportunities to enhance their legal educations through service.”
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GPILP 2014 Summer Grant Program Accomplishments
- Enabled 1,650+ total service hours in legal public interest work
- Provided four grants for a total of $12,000 to support student internships
- Supported public interest work at four host organizations (Spokane’s Unemployment Law Project, ACLU-WA, King County Prosecutor’s Domestic Violence Unit, and the Riverside County Public Defender)
The Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project (GPLIP) was founded in 1989 to promote student participation in public interest work, especially public interest law.
The main objective of the GPLIP is to remove the financial obstacles that prevent students from pursuing careers in public interest. It accomplishes this objective by awarding grants to students working in summer public interest law positions that otherwise would be uncompensated.
- Service Projects
- Halloween Party Celebration for Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Week
- Fundraiser Auction – Scheduled for Friday, February 6th, 2015
- Payback – Faculty trivia game show
- Summer Grant Program (Read profiles of the 2014 recipients)
There are no membership fees.