festive balloon letters that spell out BPILP.

Buffalo Public Interest Law Program

The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program raises money to support students who work in the public interest each summer during law school. 

BPILP also hosts networking events for students to meet public-interest employers from neighboring communities. The organization is affiliated with Lawyers for Learning and participates in the Student Bar Association’s Volunteer Service Days.

  • Learn more about BPILP
    Commonly referred to as BPILP, the Buffalo Public Interest Law Program encourages law students to use their talents to bring equal access to those in need of legal help.
  • Become a BPILP Supporter
    BPILP devotes most of its resources throughout the year seeking fundraising opportunities for law students and the Western New York community. Learn how you can help support us.
  • Get a BPILP Fellowship
    Law students are encouraged to apply during the spring semester of each year. Learn more on how to join the ranks and become a BPILP fellow.
  • Sponsors
    We thankfully acknowledge our supporters!

BPILP Leadership

Co-Presidents: Steve Burke and Ron LaPort
Communications Chair: Bailey P. Hughes
Social Chair: Hannah Baker
Service Chairs: Alexis DiCarlo and Marygrace Piskorowski
Fundraising Chair: Jenna Wojdan

Advisors: Lisa Patterson and Elisa Lackey

Contact: law-bpilp@buffalo.edu