Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC)

About PIRC

Our student-staffed office assists other students  achieve their public service goals. We provide information for those who are interested in public interest, volunteerism, and pro bono legal work. Primarily, we help students find legal and non-legal projects, including one-time and ongoing service opportunities.

Moreover, we administer the program that awards the Chicago-Kent Certificate of Service and the Dean's Distinguished Public Service Award, which recognizes outstanding student volunteer efforts. Students can register, submit hours, and review eligibility requirements online. Recipients of these awards are recognized at our annual reception.

Join Our Mailing List

Members of the Kent community are invited to join our mailing list. To receive email updates, including our newsletter, send an email to Leave the subject line blank, and write the following text in the body: "subscribe PIRC Firstname Lastname" (without quotes, but with your own first and last names).

Students who are registered with our office will automatically receive these emails.

Contact Us

Email the Student Counselors for any questions or to set up an appointment.

If the office is locked, you may slip any paper time sheets under the door. Please note that the PIRC office is closed during the summer and winter intersessions and on days when no classes are scheduled during the regular academic year.

Public Interest Resource Center

Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, Illinois 60661