Public Interest Law Organization to Host PILO Bowl March 13

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will hold its first PILO Bowl on Saturday, March 13 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Bonwood Bowl, 2500 South Main Street in Salt Lake City. All proceeds from the event will go to support the Lionel S. Frankel Public Interest Fellowship.

Organizers stress that the Bowl is open to everyone interested in supporting public service. Prizes will be provided to everyone who participates.

“Given the tough economic climate, it’s particularly important to support law students who choose to use their talents in the public interest,” said Deb Bulkeley, co-president of PILO. “The students who receive Frankel Fellowships volunteer for critical non-profit and government agencies such as the Disability Law Center and Utah Legal Services.”

The Frankel Fellowship provides funding to College of Law students who take on low-paying or non-paying summer jobs in public interest fields. Fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the belief that a lawyer’s primary responsibility is to serve the broader public interest; and have demonstrated a proven commitment to public service.

Lionel Frankel, a professor emeritus at the College of Law who died in 2002, lived his commitment to law as public service. In addition to prolific teaching, writing, and speaking, he devoted time to many professional organizations and served on the boards of Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, Utah Legal Center for the Handicapped and the ACLU. He also founded and supported the Innocence Project.

The PILO Bowl is $10 per person, or $30 for a group of four, which includes 2 games and shoes. For more information, call 801-518-6025 or e-mail