Past PIP Scholars on their experience

"I chose the PIPS Scholarship Program because AUWCL seemed to be "walking the walk" instead of just "talking the talk." A lot of schools say they are dedicated to public service, but AUWCL offered full-ride scholarships to several students a year, specifically for public service. That showed me that they really meant business! It also speaks to the kind of community that develops at a school like AUWCL-I would say that a majority of the student body is interested in pursuing public service, not just PIPS scholars. The environment is less cutthroat than it seems to be at other schools, and people are really driven and passionate."

Liz Leman (PIPS Class '17)
Washington College of Law 2L and PIPS Scholar
 

"My passion for refugee protection drove my decision to attend law school. I sought a school that prioritized both public interest and international law. AUWCL provided that balance. The school, well-known for its exceptional international law program, provided immense and unique opportunities to gain valuable experience in the international legal world... Before accepting my PIPS award, I spoke with current and former PIPS scholars and was struck by their level passion and dedication to social justice. The PIPS program transformed law school for me... The program is unique because it provides a personalized and humanized approach to law school, which allowed me to focus on the social issues that mattered most to me."

Chris Keeler (PIPS Class '16)
Washington College of Law 3L and PIPS Scholar
 

"I went to AUWCL because of the PIPS program: it provided a unique support system with cutting-edge and creative educational and leadership opportunities during law school and a financial way to fulfill my dream of serving low-income immigrants after graduation. One of my most important experiences at AUWCL was being a student attorney in the highly-reputable clinical program. My clinical professor was not only approachable and available during law school but has continued to be my professional mentor since graduating and has provide guidance in all of my employment decisions."

Shanti Martin Brown (PIPS Class '09)
Staff Attorney at Ayuda
 

"The PIPS scholarship at AUWCL gave me the financial freedom and experience to launch my career as one of the first anti-trafficking attorneys in the United States. Ten years later I am still so happy to have received such excellent support from the PIPS program and know that the legal education I received at AUWCL has allowed me to assist 100's of trafficking survivors and influence both state and federal policy."

Stephanie Richard (PIPS Class '02)
Policy & Legal Services Director Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
 
 
 

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