Public Interest Leadership Board

The Public Interest Leadership Board (PILB) provides an opportunity for dedicated students to play a key role in fostering the public interest mission at the School of Law. It is a student-run leadership board comprised of a dynamic group of Miami Law students dedicated to public service, including, but not limited to, HOPE Summer Fellows, project leaders and Miami Scholars. Applications for new members are accepted each Spring.

PILB members design and implement a wide variety of public interest programs and serve in an advisory role for HOPE activities at the law school. Committees include Advocacy, Mentoring/Alumni Development, and Fundraising.

PILB's Public Interest Network (PIN) pairs 1Ls interested in exploring public service, pro bono, or a career in public interest with a 2L or 3L who has already forged a path in the public interest arena. This program enables 1Ls to have someone assist them in navigating their way through law school from early in the first semester and helps to build a public interest community.


2021 PILB Members

Erica Auer (President)

David Petrantoni (Vice President)

Bailey Beauchamp

Jared Cove

Meredith Hoffman

Jenna Jurado

Joubin Khazaie

Hannah Lamberg

Stevi Leavitt

Talia Lewis

Melissa Lipnick

Megan Norris

Lauren O'Neil

Jessica Palma

Oliva Parise

Kate Ruston

Emely Sanchez

Alex Schad

Laura Silva

Chase Tavernier

Ashley Vazquez

Abigail Young