Willamette University Public Interest Law Project

WUPILP is a student run nonprofit organization with a mission to educate future lawyers about the opportunities, rewards, and need for involvement in public interest law. Public interest law covers a wide spectrum of traditional legal practice and covers non-profit and governmental work.

WUPILP strives to provide law students with opportunities to work in the public interest field through our Summer Fellowship Program. Each summer WUPILP funds fellowships through various fundraising events. Past fellows have worked with county public defenders office, legal aid, Catholic Charities, Mercy Corps, and numerous other organizations. WUPILP's biggest event is the Bid for Justice Auction, held for the past 26 years.

The 2019 Bid for Justice Auction will be held February 7 in Rick's Café at the College of Law (245 Winter Street SE, Salem). The bar and silent auction will open at 4:30 p.m., with opening remarks and other festivities beginning at 5:45 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and all proceeds and donations will go to WUPILP student fellowships.