2022 Public Interest Law Summer Grants

111% of 100 Donor goal
This campaign ended on January 28, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Southwestern Law School by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorHon. J. Gary Hastings '72 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000
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Michelle Takagishi-Almeida photoMichelle Takagishi-Almeida gave $250 because 100 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorJay and Lisa Orlandi '00 & '00 gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorGerald Agnew '74 & Bruce Brusavich '80 gave $5,000 because 100 donors gave
Support Public Interest Law Students This Summer

**We officially met our goal, but every dollar counts through midnight tonight! If you haven't given a gift yet, you still have time!**

Meet 3L Jeff Martin, one of our Southwestern students who received a summer grant to work in public interest. Like many students, he knew he wanted to study public interest law, he just didn't know what area of practice. Thanks to his summer grant he worked with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Federal Public Defender's Office learning about eviction defense, tenants' rights, and criminal defense work. He didn't have to choose between following his dreams and finding additional jobs to cover his summer expenses.

Tonight, support students like Jeff by giving to Public Interest Law Grants! Every gift makes a difference and will directly support our students this summer. Thank you to Gerald Agnew '74 & Bruce Brusavich '80, Justice J. Gary Hastings '72, and Jay & Lisa Orlandi '00 & '00 for offering challenge gifts throughout this initiative. Thank you all who made this a success!

We officially reached our goal! Thank you and there's still a couple hours left!

Thank you to everyone who helped us surpass our goal! Every dollar we raise tonight will go to support Public Interest Law Grants for students this summer. There are still a few hours left tonight if you haven't made your gift yet. Every dollar counts!

869 days ago by Emily Cardinas
We just need 19 more donors! Hear Jovana Morales (3L) explain why you should be one of the 19!

We are so close to reaching our goal! We only need another 19 donors to give a gift of any size. Consider supporting students like Jovana seeking Public Interest Law Grants this summer!

869 days ago by Emily Cardinas
2L Abimelec (Abi) M. Vargas Reyes describes his "heartwarming and rewarding experience" as a grant recipient last summer

Not only did Abi acquire skills like drafting motions, conducting legal research, and speaking with clients, but he also found that he made a meaningful impact in the lives of those he worked with. Support students like Abi by giving a gift of any size before midnight tonight!

869 days ago by Emily Cardinas
Thanks Jay & Lisa Orlandi '00 & '00 for your challenge gift! 35 more alumni needed to unlock it!

We are 35 alumni donors away from unlocking Jay & Lisa's challenge gift! Give a gift of any size before midnight to Public Interest Law Grants!

869 days ago by Emily Cardinas
Why support Public Interest Law Grants?

Hear Emily Goldberg explain why you should support Public Interest Law Grants. Support students like Emily by giving a gift of any size!

870 days ago by Emily Cardinas
Thank you Gerald Agnew '74 & Bruce Brusavich '80 for your challenge gift! We're 75 donors away from unlocking it!

If 100 donors give gifts of any size to Public Interest Law Grants, we'll unlock a $5,000 challenge gift thanks to Gerald Agnew '74 & Bruce Brusavich '80. We're only 75 more donors away!

870 days ago by Emily Cardinas
Support students like Laura Hartman by giving to Public Interest Law Grants!

Learn about Laura Hartman's summer experience and how she gained invaluable skills while helping her community, all thanks to her summer grant. 

We have two days to unlock $15,000 in additional support for 2022 Public Interest Law Summer Grants! Give today to support students like Laura!

870 days ago by Emily Cardinas
Here are 3 ways you can support Public Interest Law Summer Grants:

  1. Give a gift. 🎁 Gifts of all sizes make a difference, and you can be one of 150 donors to unlock $5,000 in additional funding!
  2. Become an advocate. 👋 Tell the Bison community why you’re supporting Public Interest Law Grants on your social feeds, even create your own personal plea video! See the advocates section below to generate your unique campaign link.
  3. Offer a “Challenge” or “Matching” gift. 💕 Make your gift go even further by encouraging others to give!
875 days ago by Emily Cardinas

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