UH Manoa Law School to hold 5K Fun Run for Justice

Proceeds to fund grants by Advocates in Public Interest Law Student Organization

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia Quinn, (808)956-6545
Director of Communications
Posted: Mar 20, 2009

The William S. Richardson School of Law‘s Advocates for Public Interest Law student organization is hosting the Run for Justice, a 5k run/walk family event, on Sunday, April 5, at 8 a.m. The starting line begins at the corner of University Avenue and Dole Street, and circles back through the UH-Manoa upper campus. All proceeds will go to fund grants to law students and alumni to work at public interest organizations.

Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) student organization was established by the William S. Richardson School of Law (WSRSL) Class of 1985. APIL's purpose is to support and promote the commitment of the students and alumni of WSRSL and the legal community "to serve the public interest and to encourage the practice of public interest law." APIL accomplishes its mission "by educating students and the legal community about opportunities in public interest law and providing monetary grants to students and alumni to further justice by serving underrepresented persons" and "by addressing issues that affect the public interest." For each of the 23 years since its inception, APIL has raised funds for the student grant program, providing grants totaling nearly $300,000 to 107 students and benefiting 21 host organizations.

This year, APIL launches a new alumni grant program. This program will realize the commitment of the Class of 1985 to provide grant support to alumni as well as students. APIL relies on financial support from a wide variety of sources in order to ensure that funds are available to support both the student grant program and the new alumni grant program.

APIL invites any and all to participate in the Run for Justice to show support for law students and attorneys interested in public interest work. Go to the UH Law School Web site to register.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/law