Public Interest Law Group

Our mission is to educate, inform and sensitize the Saint Louis University School of Law student body to public interest law issues and provide a forum for the discussion of such issues. We are dedicated to providing volunteer opportunities for students to get involved with public interest law. Furthermore, we are committed to promoting and encouraging career opportunities in public interest law.

All of our events are a group effort and cannot be successful without the help and input of our members, so involvement by those in PILG not listed above is crucial. We especially encourage 1Ls to get involved in our activities and become active members of our organization. Please contact any of the people listed below if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

Each summer, the Public Interest Law Group (PILG) at SLU LAW sends dozens of law students to organizations that serve the underrepresented or increase access to justice and legal services. Students work in unpaid, volunteer positions for offices such as The Missouri State Public Defender System, The Missouri Commission on Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We invite you to support these efforts by attending the Public Interest Fellowship Auction. With the support of local businesses and the legal community, this event has raised thousands of dollars each year to fund public interest work.

The Irvin and Maggie Dagen Public Interest Fellowships are awarded to law students who are committed to working in public interest law.



Andrea Fietsam

Vice President

Carissa Schmidt


Dane Nelson


Marquel Stuedemann

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