Our Impact

  • Interested in learning more about the initiatives we support? Check out our 2020 Impact Statement.
  • Impacting communities.
    • During Fall 2021, SPILF gave grants to five student initiatives. These initiatives collectively engaged dozens of SLS students in public interest work providing direct services to communities in need. SPILF-funded projects this year included an Alternative Spring Break trip to the Yurok Reservation with the Native American Law Students Association, reading and creative writing groups for incarcerated people with the Stanford Prisoner Resources and Advocacy Coalition, and the Black Law Students Association’s Day of Service in the East Bay. Plus, SPILF funds enabled SLS students to attend on- and off-campus public interest programming like a progressive legal conference hosted at Stanford.
  • Impacting students.
    • “Because of SPILF, the pro bono organization I co-founded, the Election Law Project, was able to connect more than 50 students with opportunities to serve as election officers and poll monitors during the 2018 election. That experience is what solidified my drive to pursue a career in voting-rights litigation.” – Tyler Bishop, JD 2020
  • Impacting public interest graduates.
    • SPILF awarded bar study grants to 38 students in the Class of 2021 pursuing careers in the public interest. These grants covered registration fees and bar study costs for individuals without firm sponsorship. We gave $24,996 to support these graduates, with an average award of $660 per student.