Howard Public Interest Law Society


Howard’s Public Interest Law Society exists to (1) maintain awareness at the law school about important social, economic, and political issues that affect 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.

Proposed 2023-2024 Programming

Pro-Bono Opportunities
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Public Interest Career Panels
Christmas/Thanksgiving Toy Drive
Howard’s Public Interest Law Society: 19th Annual Public Interest Benefit Auction


Please feel free to help support Howard Law Public Interest students as they continue their journey into public interest by donating to our organization. If you are interested in contributing, please contact our Treasurer: Princess Jefferson

What is the HPILS Auction?

Starting in 2004, the Howard Public Interest Law Society (HPILS) has sponsored a yearly fundraising event-- the Annual Public Interest Benefit Auction & Alumni Reception (the "HPILS Auction") -- to provide scholarships to first and second-year law students working in unpaid positions in the public interest field during the summer.

Each year, HUSL students volunteer their time and effort to plan and host the HPILS Auction. The Auction consists of a Silent Auction, where students, faculty, and alumni can actively bid on auction items on the Auction Website while remaining anonymous. The HUSL community can also participate in the Live Auction on the day of the event to secure the year's most sought-after items.

Donations to the Annual Public Interest Benefit Auction

If you are interested in contributing to the 19th Annual Public Interest Benefit Auction, please email

or checks can be mailed to:
Howard University School of Law c/o HPILS 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.

2023-2024 Executive Board

Kiana Stallworth

Vice President
Stavros Reynolds

Princess Jefferson

Destiny Queen

Pro Bono Chairs
Jasmine Sinkler
Laila Mustafa

Community Service Chairs
Delesiya Davis
Michael Wilson

Auction Chair Co-Chairs
Layton Rodwell
Sage Stewart

Room 104, Holy Cross Hall
(202) 806-8086

Social Media: hpils_husl