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. 2021 is our thirty-third year supporting University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students. We are proud of MPILP grant recipients' dedication to serving 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.
MPILP's primary activity is administering summer grants to students working in public service legal positions. MPILP encourages students to build experience in 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 2021, MPILP administered a total of $120,000 in summer grants to 26 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students who completed 10,000 hours of public interest legal work.
For more information please contact:
Maryland Public Interest Law Project
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
2022-2023 Executive Board
Co-Presidents: Augustine Glazov & Taylor White
Co-Vice Presidents: Catherine Wilkins & Rebecca Wells
Co-Treasurers: Rosemary Ardman & Cole Shardelow
Secretary: Rebecca Driver
Grant Writer: Evelyn Austin
Co-Outreach Chair: Bonnie Poirier & Julia Cash
Community Service Chair: Ashleigh Pagano & Eleanor Meschino
Advisor: Director Teresa Schmiedeler