Public Interest Students Association (PISA)

The Public Interest Students Association is an organization that strives to involve students in service to the community during law school and to make students aware of their obligation to public service as future members of the bar. We provide both legal and general community service opportunities to members, bring in speakers, and fundraise for our summer fellowships. We also seek to help students learn about and pursue employment in public interest legal work after graduation.

Getting involved is easy. Just sign up at either the first meeting or on TWEN. Everyone is invited to take part in the service opportunities. If individuals are interested in leadership there are a number of board opportunities for 2Ls and 3Ls. These include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, SBA Rep, and two Fundraising Chairs. There are also opportunities for 1Ls, including event coordinators for various events and fundraisers.

Past Activities

Events and opportunities vary each year. For example, this year PISA hosted a public interest career week, 10 memebrs attended the Equal Justice Works conference in Washington DC, helped host the CU/DU Social Justice Conference, hosted a blood drive, and is initiating the PISA Fellowship program. Next year we look to grow our fellowship program and to introduce a new Public Interest Mentoring Program, which will work with the Access to Justice Commission to match students with practicing attorneys involved in public interest work.

Other Information

Officers Angela Cifor, Co-President
Jocelyn Jenks, Co-President
Liz Froehlke, Treasurer
Chelsea Strautman/ Lauren McCulloch, Secretary
Ashley Andrews/ Ben Wilson, VP's of Fundraising
Other Website
Ntnl Affialiate Website
TWEN Website click here for TWEN website
Check out this site for general information about PISA, to see postings of service opportunities, upcoming fundraisers, and speakers.
Web Contact Jocelyn Jenks
University of Colorado Law School
401 UCB, 211 Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309

(303) 492-1878
jenksest@gmail.com, acifor@gmail.com