PILF honored Peter Lehner, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, with its Public Interest Achievement Award at its 25th Annual Dinner on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. A copy of the program can be found here.
In 2013, PILF was pleased to honor the Solicitor General of the United States, Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., with its Public Interest Achievement Award at its 24th Annual Dinner. A copy of the program can be found here.
About the Dinner: Since 1991, PILF's Annual Dinner has brought together Columbia Law School alumni, faculty, students, and New York-area lawyers to present the Public Interest Achievement Award to an individual who has made significant contributions to public interest law. The Annual Dinner is underwritten by law firms and friends of PILF. All net proceeds support fellowships for student summer work and PILF's Community Grants program.
About PILF: PILF is an independent nonprofit organization and community of law students and alumni devoted to public interest advocacy. Since our inception in 1980, PILF has provided more than $1 million in grants to fund community-based legal services. PILF also provides annual support to Columbia Law School's Guaranteed Summer Funding Program, which enables students to spend their summers working at public interest legal organizations.
A list of past honorees is available here.