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Public Interest Law Society

Public Interest Law Society Student Chapter

What is The Public Interest Law Society?

Nova Southeastern University Law's Public Interest Law Society is a student-run organization founded in 1994 to promote public interest legal employment opportunities and to overcome the economic barriers that confront future public interest lawyers. The organization is also involved in a number of public service and law school projects including Canned Immunity (providing food for the needy), community service projects to help the needy, and the national public interest law conference held each October in Washington, D.C.

PILS Bylaws


If you are interested in becoming a member, you may e-mail Sydney Black or Daniela Sirimarco. All students are invited to join.


The Public Interest Law Society's major fundraiser is the annual Auction held each Spring. The money raised by the Auction sponsors students who choose to take non-paying public interest positions during the summer. All non-graduating students are eligible to apply for these fellowships, which are awarded each year. The Public Interest Law Society is the ONLY student organization that gives all the money it raises back to the students. 

2020 PILS Virtual Auction - Thank you so much for participating this year. The Auction, held Jan 15-17, 2020 was an outstanding success!

2019 Immigration Legal Screening Clinic

Equal Justice Works

Learn more about Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law), visit their homepage at

2019-2020 Executive Board

Executive Board
Sydney Black
Daniela Sirimarco Co-President
Nabila Rahim Vice President (Auction Chair)
Stacy Napoleon Treasurer
Selina Patel Community Outreach Coordinator
Sonia Wakefield Public Relations

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors
Amanda Foster Professor of Law
Michael Richmond Professor of Law
Jennifer Gordon Director of Public Interest Programs
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