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Government and Public Interest Law Student Association

GPILSA is a law student organization that helps law students become aware of the variety of career paths in the government and public interest legal field. Students will be informed about the various aspects of law and numerous positions and vocations in public service. Students will be able to meet with and hear from attorneys in various government agencies, and from numerous public interest attorneys, to not only learn of the different career opportunities, but also for advice on the routes that they have taken. GPILSA will be the liaison between the different government agencies and different public interest sectors and the law students, in order to alert students of different internship and externship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and fellowship opportunities. Students will also receive information regarding post-graduation opportunities. GPILSA will provide information on the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair that is held in Virginia, with employers from various government agencies and public interest sectors. GPILSA also will inform students about government programs such as the Loan Forgiveness Program, which is a ten-year student loan forgiveness program for those who maintain a career path in public service. GPILSA is an organization that was founded with the purpose of bringing increased public service awareness to the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

Student Leadership

President: Jessi Armfield

Vice President: Dena Kalamchi

Director of Outreach: Jordan Greenman

3L Representative: Robert Heins

Secretary: Chelsea Hayes


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