Public Interest Law Society

Mission Statement:

The Public Interest Law Society (PILS) serves the Elon University School of Law and the community through volunteer projects, fundraising initiatives, and career development.  The PILS endowment fund provides stipends to Elon Law students for unpaid summer internships in the public interest sector.  PILS seeks to positively contribute to the law school as well as promote a reputable image in the community.

Vision Statement:

PILS will strive to make the world a better place, helping those in need, by acting selflessly and sacrificing for the greater good. PILS will engage in the public interest sector through encouraging support and involvement from law students, administration, faculty, and the community. 


"To what greater object, to what greater character, can we aspire as lawyers than to assist the helpless and friendless in a worthy cause?  I say there is none."
- John Adams, 1761

Some Annual Events:

  • Holiday Gift Drive for The Children’s Home Society and Freedom House
  • Trick-or-Treat for Unicef

For more information, please contact Jenny Maresca, 2013-2014 PILS President.