The Loyola Public Interest Law Reporter (PILR) is an innovative, semi-annual legal publication focused on reporting the most current legal topics in a news format directed to students, educators, and practitioners. Founded in 1995, PILR offers student-written articles and news of legal developments in the areas of human rights, economic justice, criminal justice, the environment, and governance. Each issue also features a submission from a legal academic or practitioner.

PILR is edited, managed, and produced by Loyola students and is housed within the Center for Public Service Law. In addition to an editorial staff selected through a write-on process, Loyola law students direct all aspects of PILR's research, writing, graphics, production, and business management.

Editorial Board

2022-2023 Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Kaitlin Spesard
Executive Editor: Gabbie Risolvato
Managing Editor: Caroline Jarcho
Outside Articles Editor: Annie Keller

Subscription Information

The Public Interest Law Reporter (PILR) is published semi-annually by Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Our publication schedule is January and August.

Subscriptions are available for $15.00 per year, $9.00 per year for students, and $6.00 per single issue or back issue. If you are a public interest organization, contact us at PILR_Law@luc.edu.

Please send subscription orders to:

Managing Editor
Public Interest Law Reporter
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
25 East Pearson Street, Room 1420
Chicago, IL 60611

Please make checks payable to Loyola University Chicago. We do not accept credit card orders.

Public Interest Law Reporter Bylaws

PILR Bylaws (PDF)

Article Submissions

Loyola's Public Interest Law Reporter (PILR) publishes feature and news articles written by staff writers and outside authors. PILR invites the submission of articles, news, and comments relevant to the public interest. Submissions may be shorter articles (750-1,000 words) or longer articles (1,500-2,000 words). Please conform citations to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (17th ed. 2000).

Submissions may be sent to:

Outside Articles Editor
Public Interest Law Reporter
Loyola University Chicago
25 East Pearson, Room 1420
Chicago, IL 60611

Submissions may also be emailed to: PILR_Law@luc.edu  


A statement transferring copyright to Loyola will be required for articles that are accepted for publication. We will supply the necessary forms for transfer.


Please direct any questions to the Outside Articles Editor at PILR_Law@luc.edu.

Past Issues

Past issues can be viewed on the Loyola Law e-Commons site at https://lawecommons.luc.edu/pilr.