Maryland Public Interest Law Project

Maryland Public Interest Law Project

The Maryland Public Interest Law Project, Inc. (MPILP) is a 501(c)(3) student-run non-profit providing summer funding for students to work in unpaid public interest internships. We are proud to be in our thirty-first year supporting University of Maryland Law students as they serve the at-risk and needy communities through public interest legal work.

Our general goals are to educate students about the numerous opportunities to practice public interest law, to reinforce their commitment to the rewarding field of public interest law, and to encourage the pro bono efforts of law firms.

The main focus of MPILP is raising money to provide summer grants to students working for non-profit legal agencies serving communities that are underserved and underrepresented. These grants are made possible through the generosity of the Maryland Legal Service Corporation (MLSC), and the donations we receive from our fundraising events and campaigns including our Annual Goods and Services Auction. In 2018, MPILP provided a total of $128,000 in summer grants to 32 University of Maryland law students who completed 12,800 hours of public interest legal work. We aim to increase the number of students funded with a livable wage each year. 


For more Information please contact:

Maryland Public Interest Law Project
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-8393

Thank you to the MLSC for their generous support!  



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