Howard Public Interest Law Society

Howard Public Interest Law Society (HPILS) is a student organization that exists to support the legacy of social engineering at Howard Law. Our mission is to (1) maintain awareness at the law school about important social, economic, and political issues that effect the general interest of humanity; (2) strengthen the support of Howard University School of Law students seeking careers in public interest law; and (3) increase financial and career opportunities for public interest law students.

HPILS is known as the umbrella organization for many public interest organizations and events at the law school. Starting in 2004, HPILS has sponsored a yearly fundraising event--the Annual  Public Interest Benefit Auction & Alumni Reception--to provide scholarships to first and second year law students working in unpaid positions in the public interest field during the summer.

This year's auction will take place on February 23, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm.
Tickets are free for current Howard students and $10 for the general public.

Tickets can purchased through Eventbrite.

Donations can be made online through the Howard Givings page.

Insert your generous contribution amount under “Gift Amount,” and select “New Gift”

Next, scroll down the page and insert the same amount in the “Other” category under “Gift Designation” (the percentage will auto fill).

Type “Public Interest Law Society: 13th Annual Public Interest Benefit Auction” under “Other Fund Description.”


or checks can be mailed to:

Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Please make checks out to "Howard University School of Law" with "HPILS" in the memo line.