PISA awards fellowships to students performing unpaid or low paid legal work in the public interest. Work in the public interest includes work for a non-profit, nongovernmental group, or government entity. The PISA Selection Committee reserves the right to determine what work is and is not for the public interest. PISA encourages any student in unpaid or low paid work that he or she considers to be in the public interest sector to apply. Past awardees have worked for the public defenders office, environmental non-profits, and civil rights groups.
All current Colorado Law 1Ls or 2Ls are eligible to apply. The selection committee consists of former PISA board members and faculty. No current PISA board members are involved in the selection process. Current PISA board members are eligible to apply. Under no condition should the applicant solicit information from a member of the Selection Committee or tell a member of the Selection Committee that they have applied for the fellowship.