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Students for Public Interest Law

Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL), founded in 1989, is an Associate Member of the National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL). SPIL was organized to further our law school's commitment to providing legal services in public interest. 
SPIL holds numerous community service and pro bono activities to provide students with experience in public interest law. SPIL also organizes the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) study guide and used book sales. 
SPIL's biggest event is the Annual SPIL Live and Silent Auction, held in the Spring Semester. Every year, the auction raises approximately $25,000 to go towards as many as 18 summer stipends for CUA law students working in public interest. This year’s auction will be held on February 13, 2015. The theme this year is the Welcome to Wonderland. Please join us for what will be a great event for a good cause.
Please contact our 2014-2915 co-Presidents Raha Mokhtari at  or Caitlyn Yuschak at with any questions or comments.


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February 13, 2015
24th Annual SPIL Auction





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Meet the Board

Co-President: Raha Mokhtari
Co-President: Caitlyn Yuschak
Vice-President: Alexandra Marshall
Auction Co-Chairs: Nicole Chauriye, Megan Chester, Thomas O’Leary, and Norah Sloss
LRAP Coordination: Parker Williams
Events Coordinator: Blaec Shaw



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