In addition to offices and a formal conference room, the Center also provides casual meeting, study, and common space for students involved in various LEAPS public service and pro bono activities. BC Law students regularly complete over 13,500 pro bono hours annually and anout 20% of graduates participate in the Public Interest Designation Program. The Center allows these students to share their experiences and reflect on the educational and formative impact of their work.
Mr. Curtin maintained that when it came to public interest legal work, “the spirit is alive, but must be nourished." The Curtin Center for Public Interest Law continues to support, encourage, and nourish our students' commitment to public service.
Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)
Housed in the Curtin Center, PILF aims to promote public interest law-focused activities at BC Law. PILF hosts an annual auction, and the proceeds along with matching funds from other generous supporters provide grants to students who would not otherwise be able to afford to work in these traditionally low-salaried areas. PILF also supports the Francis X. Bellotti Loan Repayment Assistance and Forgiveness Program for graduates who pursue careers in public interest law.