Exciting News!

We are very excited to announce that PILA will be co-honoring  Mr. Jose Perez, the Deputy General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, at the 23rd Annual PILA Gala on April 1, 2016. We are delighted to honor Mr. Perez for his advocacy work which has profoundly improved the way Latinos are treated in our society and for his success in ensuring eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to gain admission to the New York State Bar, such as Cesar Vargas, CUNY School of Law Class of 2011.

Mr. Perez has represented Mr. Vargas since his state bar application was filed in 2012. In June, an appellate panel of the State Supreme Court voted unanimously to grant Mr. Vargas’ bar application, making Mr. Vargas the first immigrant without legal status to be allowed entry into the bar. 





Ticket Information

PILA will begin selling tickets to the annual Gala next week outside of COFFEED and online! More information regarding purchasing tickets on campus to follow! Student tickets are $40 and non-student tickets are $80. The Gala is April 1st at 6:30 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall.

Additionally, at the ticketing table we will be raffling off a $50 Food Cellar gift card – minimum entry is $1 for one ticket, with multiple entries allowed! The winner will be announced Thursday evening!

If you have any questions please contact: pila@mail.law.cuny.edu or reach out to one of the Officers.

See you soon!

Save The Date!!


Exciting information here! Save the date: April 1st! PILA is hosting their 23rd Annual Gala at Flushing Town Hall. This year we are honoring the (DRM) Dream Action Coalition for their advocacy work on behalf of our nation’s diverse immigrant communities, and more specifically, their success in ensuring eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to gain admission to the New York State Bar, such as Cesar Vargas, CUNY School of Law Class of 2011. For more information on the the Dream Action Coalition check out our Honoree page!

More information regrading the event and tickets to follow! 

If you are interested in making a donation, please visit us at CUNY PILA Every Day Heroes Fundraising Page!



Folks, the PILA reception and auction is tomorrow, Friday April 17 at 6:30PM! Tickets are still available but they will be GOING UP tomorrow! Today is your last chance to buy advance tickets at the reduced price before the reception! Tickets will be available at the door tomorrow but, again, they will be increased in price!

Click here to buy your tickets. We sincerely appreciate all of the support we have gotten so far and can’t wait to party with everyone tomorrow!

PILA Final Save the Date

It’s the final countdown…

…the PILA reception and auction is only 3 days away! This Friday, April 17, at 6:30PM at CUNY Law’s campus!

Click here to see the updated list of auction items that will be available on Friday!

Please, please, please don’t forget to buy your tickets to the reception! It’s a win-win because you get to enjoy a great evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing, and all ticket sales  support unpaid student internships!

And finally, check out our lovely program of events for the reception!

A Few Updates…

Folks, the PILA reception and auction is only 10 days away! If you’d like to purchase tickets, click here! If you’d like to support PILA, click here and select ‘PILA’ in the designation drop-down menu.

In other news, the Auction Items page has been updated with some more fun stuff that will be available at the reception and auction on April 17!

If you’re going to be on campus tomorrow, Wednesday April 8, PILA will be having a bake sale on the second floor from 1PM-4PM with lots of delicious treats! All proceeds support unpaid student internships this summer.

We hope to see you at tomorrow’s bake sale and at the reception and auction next week!

Update: Remittance Form Now Available!

Folks, if you’d like to donate to PILA, buy a ticket, or take out ad space, but prefer to use a paper remittance form, you’re in luck. We have added a “How to Support” link to the toolbar at the top of the page. There is a link to the remittance form on the “How to Support” page. Thank you in advance for your support of CUNY Law’s unpaid summer interns!

Don’t forget, you can still buy tickets to the reception by clicking this link, and you can support PILA with donations by clicking this link and selecting PILA from the ‘designation’ drop-down menu.

Auction Items Updated

One of the most fun activities at the annual PILA event are the auctions! As always, our reception this year will feature silent auctions and live auctions, both of which will be chock-full of amazing gifts and experiences. Our silent auction will feature some great physical goods and gift certificates to local NYC and LIC businesses, while our live auction will again feature some of your favorite professors and librarians offering incredible one-of-a-kind experiences.

Now that I’ve got your attention….check out the list of auction items here! And check back often, as we will keep adding new items right up until the reception!