logoThe Public Interest / Social Justice Coalition (PISJC) is the student run organization focused on raising awareness among law students about issues and careers in public interest. The Coalition welcomes all interested law students, recognizing that the opportunity to serve others is an important experience in our legal education.

PISJC provides a network for students concerned with social justice issues and works with other student organizations to provide a space for networking and collaboration on a variety of social justice issues and topics.

Our Role

PISJC holds meetings each semester, including general meetings and other workshops on mentoring, career planning and current issues. These meetings are intended to provide opportunities for interaction and support among other law student organizations on campus and between coalition members.

In addition, PISJC encourages and helps facilitate community service amongst our members and aids in our members’ development through our mentor-mentee program. The coalition assists with the Benefit for Justice; coordinates student attendance to the annual Grillo Retreat; sponsors Donate-a-day, which fundraises for the Social Justice Endowment; and co-sponsor numerous events with other student organizations.

2012-13 PISJC Board Members
Co-Presidents: Siena Kautz & Lisbeth Najera

(skautz@scu.edu, lnajeramunoz@scu.edu)

Treasurer: Fred Washington

(fwashington@scu.edu)

Secretary: Scott Idiart

(sidiart@scu.edu)

Community Service Chair: Tarisha Bal

(tbal@scu.edu)

Conference and Speaker Chair: Mariko Kotani

(mkotani@scu.edu)

Endowment Board Representative: Siena Kautz

Publicity Chair: Hazella Bowmani

(hbowmani@scu.edu)


Upcoming Events

Center for Social Justice Events

We have great events planned for 2012-2013!  Please send an email to scupublicinterest@gmail.com to sign up for our PISJC email list.

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For Coalition updates please email scupublicinterest@gmail.com.


Other Campus Public Interest Resources:

Center for Social Justice and Public Service

Public Interest Law Career Services

Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center

Northern California Innocence Project