Our friends at Equal Justice Works alerted us to Steven Luther's video. Luther, a law student, won the Access Group's $10,000 "One Les Worry Contest." His video raises the dilemma that thousands of law students have each year: whether to work at a law firm earning a huge salary or to spend an entire summer with a public interest organization to work on an issue/s they care deeply about. Five finalists were also awarded honorable mention prizes in the amount of $1500.
PILA's website has a terrific overview on the organization's summer fellowships. Other sources of funding available at the law school are listed here (including the Virginia Loan Forgiveness Program).