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Public Interest Law Reporter

The Loyola Public Interest Law Reporter (PILR) is an innovative legal publication focused on reporting the most current legal topics in a news format directed to students, educators, and practitioners. PILR is edited and produced by Loyola students and is housed within the Center for Public Service Law. Founded in 1995, PILR offers feature articles and news of legal developments in the areas of human rights, economic justice, criminal justice, the environment, and governance. 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.

PILR also is known for its yearly symposium—a day long conference focusing on high-profile legal issues. Previous symposium topics have included, "Separate and Unequal? The Socioeconomic Realities of Public Education in America" and "Human Trafficking: A Growing International and Domestic Criminal Enterprise." This year's symposium is titled "Community Lawyering and the Campaign for Reparations for Burge Torture Victims."

Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief: Joe Camper
  • Managing Editor: Gabriella Fontan
  • Executive Editor: Jon Santiago

Subscription Information

The Public Interest Law Reporter (PILR) is published three times annually by Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Our publication schedule is March, June, and December.

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.

“A career in public interest law will allow me to continue to fight for justice, and intellectual property combines my interest and background in science with the law.”
Amber Carpenter JD student