Pepperdine Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) is a student organization dedicated to fostering service activity and inspiring interest in the field of public interest law in the Pepperdine Law community. In pursuit of this mission, APIL empowers students to engage service opportunities, educates students about the field of public interest law, and provides funding for students to pursue summer clerkships in non-profit law firms and Public Defenders’ offices.
Contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!
President - Gor Arevian
Vice President for the Annual Auction - Rachel Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President for Workshops - Tina Segura
Vice President of Public Relations - Taylor Friedlander
Secretary - Sylvia Pham
Read about APIL's past and upcoming events!
Each year, APIL awards fellowships to deserving student engaged in public interest work over the summer. Apply now!
Pepperdine APIL currently has three student-run projects:
This year APIL will be hosting its 9th Annual APIL Auction. The Annual Auction raises funds to support Pepperdine students participating in summer public interest internships. The auction, held in the spring semester, consists of a live bidding auction in Pepperdine’s atrium as well as a silent auction at the Law School Dinner. In order to be eligible for APIL funds raised from the auction, students must be APIL members and must help with the auction planning.
For more information, please contact our lovely APIL Auction Chairs:
Jenna Franklin, email@example.com
Stephanie Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
APIL has installed an espresso machine in the library in order to help raise funds for summer internships at public interest organizations. Student volunteers simply watch over the machine, keep it stocked, and ensure that people make donations before taking the espresso. The machine runs on tasty vacuum-sealed espresso capsules (over 40 gourmet varieties), so there’s no mess and it’s easy to run. Proceeds help pay for summer public interest fellowships. Volunteer with Project Espresso, and make sure you’re not eating Ramen Noodles this summer!
We are hosting legal workshops (both student and attorney led) and preparing to begin a regular clinic in partnership with the Labor Exchange and possibly Pepperdine's Asylum Clinic or Pepperdine's Union Rescue Legal Aid Clinic. We address basic poverty law issues, immigration, deferred action, employment, and human rights issues.
For more information, contact Rachel Robinson at email@example.com.
APIL also is hosting Arrest Rights Workshops to help provide under-served communities the essential information that they will need in the event of an arrest. These workshops give people the right to know their rights. For more information, contact Tina Segura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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