Formed in 1984, Boston University School of Law’s Public Interest Project (PIP) is a student-run organization whose mission is to foster a commitment to non-profit, government, and pro bono work and promote community service for all interested BU Law students and alumni, whether they ultimately pursue a career in public interest or the private sector. To meet these goals, PIP organizes networking events, facilitates discussions and panels on various public interest topics, and coordinates community service and pro bono activities for current students. Recognizing the barrier that funding can pose for students considering public service positions, PIP also fundraises each year to provide grants to students who accept qualifying summer positions with non-profit, public interest, or government organizations.
PIP Annual Awards
Every year, PIP honors several attorneys from the community who exemplify the mission of serving the public interest in their work. Last year, John Montgomery was honored for his work in the anti-trafficking movement that inspired the 2017 documentary “I am Jane Doe”.