Show Your Love πŸ’

109% of 123 Donor goal
This campaign ended on February 02, 2024, 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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An Anonymous DonorJay '00 & Lisa Orlandi '00 gave $6,000 because 123 donors gave

This Valentine’s Day, we need 123 donors to show some love for our public interest law students by giving a gift of any size to support our summer grant program! Thanks to the generosity of a group of donors, every gift is being matched and helps us get that much closer to unlocking bonus funds for the Public Interest Law Fund!

Over the next two days, you'll hear from three students about their summer grant experiences and why you should be one of our 123 donors. Last year, 22 students received grants, and you can help us create even more opportunities for our students. Every gift matters! 

1 goal. 2 days. 3 student stories. 1-2-3-go show your love! 

Public Interest Law Grants are awarded to Southwestern students participating in full-time, summer clerkships with government agencies or nonprofit organizations that offer free or lost-cost assistance to underserved, marginalized communities. 

Want to know more? Here's exactly what your gift helps cover:

πŸ’œ - Transporation costs to and from summer experiences

πŸ’œ - Housing for the summer

πŸ’œ - Meals and food throughout the summer

πŸ’œ - Professional attire to wear during the clerkships

πŸ’œ - Any additional supplies needed

How to Show the πŸ’
Thank you for showing the love!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Thank you to everyone in our Bison community! We reached our goal and have raised over $28,000 for our public interest law students. There are still a couple of hours left to give a gift if you haven't done so yet.

And thank you to our incredible challenge and matching gift donors: Jay '00 and Lisa Orlandi '00, The Hon. J. Gary Hastings '72, and Chris Treiber '11 for their leadership!

484 days ago by Emily Cardinas
We just need 66 more Bison!

With just a couple of hours to spare, we are extending the deadline for Show Your Love, but just for 24 more hours! We still need the help of 66 Bison to unlock a $6,000 challenge gift from Jay '00 and Lisa Orlandi '00. Show Your Love for our public interest students by giving a gift of any size today!

485 days ago by Emily Cardinas
You can be the reason more students have this opportunity this summer.

In the video above, Ester Mendez explains what she gained from working with the Alternate Public Defender’s Office thanks to her Public Interest Law Summer Grant. You’ve already heard from Carie Martin, Shara Darden, and Camelia Moher. Don’t forget to watch video testimonials from students Ashley Kim, Tina Petrosian, Hannah Nava-Holstein, and Herbert Martinez, too, in the Advocates section below.

Each of these students benefited from the generosity of donors. You can be the reason more students have this opportunity this summer. Give a gift of any size before the end of the day to support our public interest law students!486 days ago by Emily Cardinas
We only have until midnight to meet our deadline! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Camelia Moher is our third student feature. She interned for the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, and you can hear more about her experience in the video above. 

With less than 24 hours until midnight, we need your support today! Give a gift of any size to the Public Interest Law Fund and support students like Camelia this summer!

486 days ago by Emily Cardinas
To all our Bison, Happy Valentine's Day! πŸ’•

Celebrate Valentine's Day by showing your love for our public interest law students! Thanks to our challenge donors, your gift of any size will go even further. There are 24 hours left to have a real impact on our students. Make your gift today! πŸŽ

486 days ago by Emily Cardinas
"Using the law as a tool for social change..."

Meet Shara Darden, our second student feature. She worked at the Movement Law Lab where she learned about movement lawyering and using the law as a tool for social change. 

Watch Shara's video above and support our 2023 summer grant recipients by giving a gift of any size to the Public Interest Law Fund! 

487 days ago by Emily Cardinas
Support students like Carie Martin by giving to Public Interest Law Fund!

Carie is our first student feature and the recipient of a summer grant in 2022. They worked at Community Legal Aid SoCal's Health Services Unit and gained invaluable skills and a deeper understanding of health consumer law. 

Hear more from Carie yourself by watching their video above, and give to the Public Interest Law Fund to support our next cohort of summer grant recipients! And check back for updates from additional summer grant recipients.

487 days ago by Emily Cardinas
The countdown has begun ⏰ πŸ’œ

With over $16,000 in bonus funding available, this is the time to give! Support public interest law students at Southwestern by giving a gift of any size and watch it go two or three times as far! Thank you for giving to the Public Interest Law Fund today! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

487 days ago by Emily Cardinas

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