When law students pursue public interest work, they often assist firms and individuals without many resources. This is precisely why Chapman’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) hosts an annual silent auction fundraiser. Without these funds, low income parties may not receive the justice they deserve.

This year, we are pleased to report that PILF has raised over $10,000 at its annual silent auction fundraiser dinner on March 7, 2013. The money raised will be used for grants to students working in public interest jobs this summer. At the gala dinner, Orange County Superior Court Judge Wendy Lindley and Wylie and Bette Aitken were honored for their public service work. The dinner also featured last summer’s PILF grant recipients Jaryn Saritzky and Ali Bushra, who each gave inspiring descriptions of their work and the importance of the PILF program.

This event was attended by nearly 200 judges, attorneys, students and faculty members, showcasing Chapman’s commitment to public interest work. Our students are excited to be able to help disadvantaged community members this summer and we are all looking forward to next year’s PILF event. Chapman Law students interested in applying for a PILF summer grant can contact PILF Co-president Minhquan Nguyen for more information.