Campbell Law School

The Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association (CPILSA) is a student organization that enables students to live out a spirit of service through the practice of law. Through speaker events and panel discussions, our organization educates students about worthy, often under-championed, legal causes. Through year-round fundraising, we raise money for stipends which we award to students who obtain unpaid positions doing legal work for clients who are poor, indigent, or in acute need of legal assistance due to their age, mental condition, or physical condition. CPILSA is dedicated to sending lawyer-servants outside the walls of the Law School to both enhance the quality of life in the community and to live out Campbell Law School’s mission.

A. Our Officers

Allan Carr—President

Molly Hilburn-Holte—Vice President

Katherine Corpening—Treasurer

Allie Cameron—Secretary

To reach any of the officers, please e-mail lawpublicinterest@email.campbell.edu

To make an online donation in support of the CPILSA Fund and the students it helps, please click here: https://www.alumni.law.campbell.edu/efr/index.asp

Please select Student Organizations and Clubs under "Please direct my gift to" drop down box. Then select Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association from the choices.

Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association’s 2nd Annual Auction (click here to RSVP)

Silent Auction

Thursday, September 5, 2013

6pm-9pm

The Stockroom at 230

230 Fayetteville Street, 2nd Floor

Raleigh, NC 27601

http://www.thestockroomat230.com/

 

Caterering by The Pit Authentic Barbecue

All money raised goes to the Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association Law Fund. Each spring the Selection Committee reviews grant applications and selects a deserving grantee. This individual is working in a public interest law position during their summer for no pay. Furthermore, they have the passion and commitment to service which demonstrates the best of the legal profession. It is this service to the disenfranchised, alienated, and marginalized that CPILSA seeks to reward. We look forward to beginning a strong tradition of support for public interest-driven Campbell Law students.

Thanks for your support of CPILSA and all of those students who use their legal skills to better our community through public interest work.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact lawpublicinterest@email.campbell.edu about Sponsorship Levels or simply donate online at https://www.alumni.law.campbell.edu/efr/index.asp.

Please select Student Organizations and Clubs under "Please direct my gift to" drop down box. Then select Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association from the choices.

Email lawpublicinterest@email.campbell.eduto learn about ways in which to donate your time, expertise, or financial support to further CPILSA’s Mission.

To make an online donation to the Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association Law Fund, please click here: https://www.alumni.law.campbell.edu/efr/index.asp

Please select Student Organizations and Clubs under "Please direct my gift to" drop down box. Then select Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association from the choices.

Public Interest Law Initiative is proud to announce the recipient of the inaugural grant, Ms. Molly Hilburn-Holte. Read about Molly here: http://www.law.campbell.edu/news_article.cfm?id=42389&t=campbell-law-student-awarded-public-interest-law-initiative-grant

CPILSA Grant Process- [LINK include application for 2012]

The 2012 CPILSA Grantee will be announced soon.

To make an online donation in support of these grants, please click here: https://www.alumni.law.campbell.edu/efr/index.asp

Please select Student Organizations and Clubs under "Please direct my gift to" drop down box. Then select Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association from the choices.

Cover Retreat

In 2011 and 2012, CPILSA sent a group of students to take part in the Robert M. Cover Retreat.

The History of the Cover Retreat:

Shortly before his untimely death in the summer of 1986 at the age of 42, Robert Cover, a beloved law professor, legal scholar, and social activist at Yale Law School, circulated a memorandum among his colleagues on the faculty, advocating the creation of an annual public interest retreat for law students, law teachers, and public interest practitioners that would serve four related purposes:

First, it would be an opportunity to break the isolation. Students from around the country with common concerns would get to know one another and would realize our national scope of problems and professional opportunity.

Second, students would interact with lawyers, legal academics, and other professionals who might provide both practical guidance and role models for the variety of possible public service careers.

Third, the conference would be a forum for thinking about reform or change of legal education.

Fourth, the conference would provide students with a jump-off or starting place for the formulation of programmatic politics of legal change.

 In Cover's words, "careers in public service work seem more exciting and worthwhile when there is a sense of movement -- of common effort and common commitment.”

http://www.law.yale.edu/news/coverretreat12.htm

Moe’s Night Fundraisers

Public Interest Law Expo

The Career Center and the Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association (CPILSA) student group partnered once again for the annual Public Interest Law Expo ("Expo") on Tuesday, January 31st.  The Expo took place in the Grand Foyer on the first floor from 11:00AM-1:30PM, in the Grant Foyer in the lobby.  This was a time to meet representatives and learn about the each organization's mission as well as the key issues and legal matters handled by the attorneys within the organization. These organizations regularly hire externs/interns and some offer graduate fellowships.  Each employer had a table top display area for printed materials, brochures, business cards, etc.  Some of the employers who attended include NC Prison Legal Services, NC Land Loss Prevention Project, Campbell Law Elder Law Clinic and Teen Court.

The Expo was a great opportunity to explore a new area of law and make new contacts for students unaware of public interest law.  For those already focused on public interest law, it was an opportunity to connect with an advocacy organization that aligns with their career goals.

Panels & Seminars

 

Archived CPILSA News

CPILSA Awards Inaugural Grant to Molly Hilburn-Holte, summer intern at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services
http://www.law.campbell.edu/news_article.cfm?id=42389&t=campbell-law-student-awarded-public-interest-law-initiative-grant

Ex-Vice President of CPILSA, Anna McLeod is selected into the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program: http://law.campbell.edu/news_article.cfm?id=42302&t=mcleod-selected-into-summer-corps-program

To make an online donation in support of the CPILSA Fund and the students it helps, please click here: https://www.alumni.law.campbell.edu/efr/index.asp

Please select Student Organizations and Clubs under "Please direct my gift to" drop down box. Then select Campbell Public Interest Law Students Association from the choices.