Public Interest Law Foundation Summer Grant

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Grant supports USF law students working in the public interest and public sector during law school and hoping to pursue public interest and public sector careers upon graduation.

Submit a complete 2018 PILF Summer Grant Application by the deadline on April 2, 2018 at 5:00pm to the Office of Student Affairs (Kendrick 328).

For questions or more information, you can contact PILF at or the Office of Student Affairs at

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • be in good academic standing at the USF School of Law, which can be verified by the Law Registrar’s Office; 
  • have completed a minimum of 10 hours of Eligible Service (see below); 
  • have secured Eligible Employment
  • not be receiving other grant funds, work-study compensation, or a salary in excess of $2,000 for their summer work; and
  • not be receiving academic credit for his or her summer employment. 
  • PILF Sponsored Community Service Events

    For questions about these opportunities, contact the PILF Co-Chairs at

    PILF Community Service Opportunities 2017-2018


  • Tentative Schedule: February-March (Fridays from 3-5:30pm)
  • Serve food to the transient community
  • Total of 30 hours available
  • Project Openhand

  • 730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Event on some Saturdays (Looks at pdf for specific dates)
  • Prepare meals for their clients to pick up
  • Total of 10 hours available
  • San Francisco Food Bank

  • 900 Pennsylvania Ave., San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Help sort donated food
  • National AIDS Memorial Grove

  • Nancy Pelosi Dr. & Bowling Green Dr., San Francisco, CA 94122
  • Tentative Schedule: Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:30 - 12:00 pm
  • have secured Eligible Employment (see below);