April 18, 2023
The 14th Annual Public Service Program Award Luncheon — April 20, 2023
Through Southwestern’s Public Service Program Award Luncheon, the Public Interest Law Faculty Committee honors those students from each year’s graduating class with a demonstrated dedication to public interest law activities or career practice.
Please join us to celebrate our Class of 2023 recipients of the George and Katrina Woolverton Public Service Award, The Woolverton Family Public Interest Award, and the Southwestern Public Interest Law Service Award, in recognition of their commitment to service and dedication to advocacy on behalf of underserved communities during their studies at Southwestern and into their legal careers.
The Public Service Program Award Luncheon also aims to cultivate a commitment to pro bono and public service in the wider Southwestern student body by recognizing students who fulfill their Public Service Pledge and honoring a selected student organization with the Student Organization Volunteer Achievement Award. The Award recognizes a student organization that, as a whole, has demonstrated the most significant contribution to public service activities and engagement both on- and off-campus during the academic year.
Click here to view the 2023 PSP Award Luncheon digital program, or by clicking on the image below.
Public Service Program Award Luncheon Playlist
Get a start on the celebrations with PSP’s compilation of song recommendations gathered from staff, faculty, students, and PILC grant recipients as a tribute to each of our award honorees.
Click here to listen to the Spotify playlist, or by clicking the image below.
Celebrating our Public Interest Law Committee Summer Grant Recipients
As part of end-of-year celebrations, we also recognize the Public Interest Law Committee (PILC) grant recipients joining legal services organizations and other community partners in providing no-cost legal assistance to indigent clients and communities as part of full-time law clerk programs over the 2023 summer.
Southwestern’s PILC Summer Grant program was established in 1990 to provide financial support to selected recipients seeking full-time summer clerkships with legal services organizations providing no-cost assistance to underserved communities. This program makes it possible for students to acquire the legal training and education necessary to address the lack of access to legal services for indigent communities while also alleviating Southwestern students’ financial burden.
PILC extends its gratitude to everyone who donated, volunteered, participated, and supported PILC’s events and fundraising campaigns throughout the academic year. PILC raised over $28,000 for the Public Interest Law Fund. As a result of every dollar donated by PILC supporters, we are proud to make a summer grant possible for the following students:
We wish each of our grant recipients a successful summer, and we look forward to sharing more PILC news and planned events when we return in the Fall.
Inquiries on how to get involved with the PILC student organization can be directed to 2022-2023 PILC Chair Bryon Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the Public Interest Law Committee Summer Grant program is available on the Southwestern website here.