2024 Annual Public Interest Auction

March 23, 2024


Location: John F. Scarpa Hall, 299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA 19085
Date: March 23, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

Join the Walter A. Lucas '88 Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) for our 27th Annual Public Interest Auction, benefitting Villanova Law students who dedicate their summers to public interest and public service legal work. Over the past 27 years, PIFP has funded 260 law students working at more than 140 public interest law organizations, raising over $1 million for Villanova Law’s public interest community. We are celebrating these accomplishments in-person at John F. Scarpa Hall, with virtual options to participate available. 

Make a donation to PIFP online.

Please register for this event via the "New Registration" button above. A link to the virtual event will be sent to all registered participants. If you select to attend virtually, a link for the simulcast of our ceremony and live auction will be sent the week of the event. Once registered, you will be automatically entered into a raffle for the chance to win Apple AirPod Pros, a Nintendo Switch or a Shark FlexStyle. You may also purchase additional $5 raffle tickets to improve your chances!

The auction is now live!

We look forward to seeing you! 

About PIFP

Established in 1998, the Walter A. Lucas ‘88 Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is a student-run, nonprofit organization that provides financial support to law students who commit their summers to public interest legal work. PIFP Fellows work in these otherwise unpaid positions to advocate for the common good and to deliver free legal services to underserved and underrepresented populations.

PIFP also provides financial support through its Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to recent graduates pursuing careers in public interest law. In 2019, PIFP’s LRAP was renamed the Detta and Joseph Tate Loan Repayment Assistance Program, in honor of our generous donors who now fund the program. In 2009, PIFP was named in memory of Walter Lucas ’88, who dedicated his legal career to helping others and fighting employment discrimination.



Contact pifp@law.villanova.edu.