The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) at the University of Mississippi School of Law awarded stipends to several students participating in public interest work this summer. Each year, PILF hosts an annual auction to raise these funds. Students work in a variety of areas, and the stipend helps to offset their costs for the summer.
This year’s summer stipend recipients are: Kayse Machan, Orleans Public Defenders; Jasmine Bogard, Equal Justice Center in Dallas; Nia Wilson, Federal Public Defender in Dallas; Ashley Walter, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta; Danielle Banks, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oxford; Amy Barrett, Housing Clinic at the UM School of Law.
PILF was established in 1989 to educate students and make them aware, as future lawyers, of the struggles facing many people in the legal system. PILF works to provide educational enrichment, create public interest consciousness, and provide opportunities for post-graduate employment. We also strive to raise money for students’ work in the public interest sector during the summer. PILF is dedicated to increasing the awareness of students, faculty, and administrators regarding public interest issues through education and outreach.