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2020 NSU Law PILS Welcome Video


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

The Florida Public Interest Journal


If you are interested in becoming a member, you may e-mail Maria Burbridge. All students are invited to join. NSU credit card memberships dues LINK


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 Oct 26-30, 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

2022 - 2023 Executive Board

Executive Board
Vice President 


Auction Chair
PILS Newsletter Editor

Faculty Advisors

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