Boston University School of Law

Public Interest Project

A student-run organization formed in 1984, the Public Interest Project (PIP) provides grants to students working in unpaid summer positions with non-profit, public interest or government organizations. The group's goal is to foster a commitment to pro bono work and community service in all grant recipients, whether they chose to pursue a public interest career or to work in the private sector.

PIP raises grant money through programs such as the Auction Gala (one of the most popular events on the BU Law calendar), "Salary for a Day," Beantown Shootout basketball game, and through donations from alumni and law firms.

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