The Harvard Law School Public Interest Scavenger Hunt focuses on HLS history and trivia, and also highlights alumni who have done important public interest work.
Since 1994, the law school has hosted public service events - including, from 1994 to 2016, the student-run Public Service Auction - to help support the Summer Public Interest Funding program (SPIF) at Harvard Law School, providing opportunities for students to begin their careers working in public interest law. The Harvard Law School Public Interest Scavenger Hunt, now in its fourth year, replaced HLS's Public Interest Auction as Harvard's primary public interest fundraising event in 2017.
This year, the Public Interest Scavenger Hunt continues its connection to the "One Day's Work" pledge. The basic idea is simple: students participating in the Hunt will be asked to pledge one day's worth of their upcoming summer salary or however much they are able to donate. Money raised from this pledge drive will go to funding public-interest fellowships for graduating students.
Our goal, in short, is to solidify and demonstrate our commitment to our own public-interest graduates by supporting them with a philanthropic effort grounded in our own HLS community. And we hope you will help! In year's past, our alumni have consistently and generously contributed to these efforts-with donations to support our public-interest bound students made each year in conjunction first with the Auction, and more recently with the Hunt.
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