About Us

About Us

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) promotes Wake Forest School of Law’s tradition of training lawyers who serve not only their clients, but also their communities. PILO holds a program in the fall in conjunction with the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), that serves to increase students’ awareness of the various career paths available in public interest law. Each year we bring in exciting and successful attorney speakers that work in different areas of public interest, ranging from criminal law to education and civil rights. In addition, throughout the year we host multiple fundraising events that help us raise money for Professor Hopkins Humanitate Grants, which are awarded to dedicated Wake Law students who spend their summers working at unpaid public interest internships.

2017-18 Board of Directors

Executive Director: Derek Padilla
Finance Director: Matt Freeze
Communications Director: Holly Ingram
Co-Directors, Chili Cook-Off: Gabriela Mejias & Emma Tisdale
Co-Directors, Auction: Ashley DiMuzio & Christine Tabora
Co-Directors, Golf Tournament: Lauren Martin & Yawara Ng
2L Representatives: Zakiya Clemmons & Robert Tucci
1L Representatives: Hayley Degnan, Nia Doaks, Jim Twiddy, Cassidy Webb
Dean Ann Gibbs, Interim Faculty Advisor
Hazel Mack, Interim Outreach Director

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