The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is a non-political, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting legal involvement in the public sector. To this end, PILF collaborates with the Career Services Office to raise awareness of the many opportunities available to students who wish to use their legal education to serve the public interest.

PILF has helped Moritz students work across the country, and in some instances, around the globe providing a variety of services to survivors of domestic violence, children of prisoners, victims of predatory lending, migrant farm workers, Native Americans, people with developmental disabilities, and others.

PILF fellows have worked at a number of organizations, including Columbus Legal Aid, the Equal Justice Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the United Nations.

In addition to raising awareness, PILF helps reduce inevitable financial barriers by offering fellowships to law students who accept low-paying or non-paying public interest positions during the summer. PILF summer fellowships are funded, in large part, by the proceeds of the annual PILF Auction, attended by hundreds of people who help raise thousands of dollars. PILF welcomes students from all backgrounds, political beliefs, and legal agendas who strive to utilize legal education to benefit under-served populations.

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President – Eleni Christofides – christofides.3@osu.edu

VP of Auction Operations – Jacob Selsor – selsor.5@buckeyemail.osu.edu

VP of Auction Fundraising – Lisa Armour – armour.41@osu.edu

VP of General Fundraising – Kristin Eby – eby.58@buckeyemail.osu.edu

VP of Education & Fellowships – Lindsey Studebaker – studebaker.81@buckeyemail.osu.edu

VP of Communications – Amy Pratt – pratt.295@buckeyemail.osu.edu

VP of Alumni Relations – Rebecca Turnbull – turnbull.74@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Treasurer – Taylor Ellerkamp – ellerkamp.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Secretary – Shelby Mann – shelbykmann@gmail.com

Compliance Officer – Erin Hassett – hassett.17@buckeyemail.osu.edu

1L Representatives – Hayley Hammerstrom, Emily Johnston, Julia Sivertson, Laila-Rose Hudson, Gwen Short, Jessica Akerman and Sam Harton