Public Interest Law Group
The Public Interest Law Group (PILG) was formed in the fall of 2006, after realizing the need for public interest law support in Mississippi post Hurricane Katrina. Since formed, PILG has hosted numerous public interest law speakers working in Mississippi, as well as placing many students in public interest law jobs. PILG has also placed many MC Law students in volunteer opportunities through the semesters, and the summer.
PILG shares much of its success with MC Law's new Federal Work Study Program that allows students to take non-paying public interest summer jobs, while receiving a salary from a mixture of MS Law and federal funds.
The greatest accomplishment of PILG to date is the establishment of a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) at MC Law. The LRAP will allow MC Law students to take public interest law jobs after graduation and receive monetary assistance in repaying the burdening student loans that most law school students are faced today. Our LRAP is young and we are looking for additional funding and donations to be able to offer loan repayment assistance to many graduating law students each year. If you are interested in making any donations please email Rita Santibanez.
For information and LRAP application please go to: http://law.mc.edu/academics/law-centers/public-service
PILG First Annual Co-Ed Kickball Tournament
October 25, 2014 at 9am
On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9 am Public Interest Law Group will have its First Annual Kickball Tournament for MC Law LRAP Scholarship at the Legion Softball Complex in Jackson, MS. The tournament is a double elimination tournament. The kickball tournament will benefit MC Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) Scholarship. LRAP provides a scholarship award annually to a young alumnus who is pursuing a career in public interest law or with a non-profit organization and who has demonstrated a commitment to low income population through either direct legal services or policy related work. LRAP assists the alumnus with repaying his or her law school student loans.
Team Registration Deadline is October 22, 2014 at 5pm.
For more information and to register, download the 2014 Kickball Tournament Packet.
To view the registration waiver, click here.
Jhasmine Andrews, President
Andreanna Jones, Vice President
Rita Santibanez, LRAP Director
Getarah "Gigi" Washington, Treasurer
To fill out a membership application, Click Here.