Financial Assistance for Public Interest Students

Students dedicated to a career in public interest law receive significant support at UCI Law, including opportunities within and outside of school.  In addition to a robust public interest curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, speakers, and tailored career counseling, UCI Law understands that financial assistance is necessary in order to support those with aspirations of serving the public good.

Public Service Scholarship

A few incoming law students who demonstrate an exceptional dedication to public service may receive a $50,000 renewable scholarship in addition to specialized programming and mentoring. Those interested in PSS must submit an additional application by March 1, 2022. Those receiving the Scholarship are required to sign a pledge to enter public interest law for at least three years after graduation, and must work in public interest law their 1L and 2L summers.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

LRAP encourages and supports graduates dedicated to a career in public service law, by removing the financial burden created by federal education loans, including undergraduate and law school loans.

Public Interest Law Fund (PILF)

Students raise funds year-round to provide stipends, in conjunction with funding from the Dean, for eligible students doing public interest legal work each summer.