Welcome to The Chicago Law Foundation

2018 CLF Auction

Thank you! The 21st Annual Chicago Law Foundation Auction was a tremendous success, raising over $70,000 for our students working in the public interest!

If you have any follow-up questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Jamie Lee (jamielee@uchicago.edu) or Eric Petry (epetry@uchicago.edu).

About Us

The Chicago Law Foundation (CLF) is a student-directed, not-for profit group that awards grants to law students who devote their summers to working in the public interest. Because few public interest organizations and government agencies have the money to pay law students for summer employment, CLF assists law students who would not otherwise be able to work for such organizations.

Together with support from the Law School, CLF is now able to guarantee summer public interest funding to any second-year law student who works ten weeks in a public interest law position at a nonprofit or government agency. 


CLF's largest event is a one-night, annual auction in which our community unites to raise money for our students. The auction is made possible through the generous donations and sponsorships of law firms, businesses, and the rest of the community.

If you are interested in donating to the auction, please contact Jamie Lee (jamielee@uchicago.edu) or Eric Petry (epetry@uchicago.edu). The Chicago Law Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, which may allow you to receive a tax deduction with a donation.


CLF also hosts sales throughout the school year whereby students can purchase University of Chicago Law School gear not available anywhere else. For more details on the next sale, be on alert for our email notifications or check our Facebook page for more details.

To purchase Law School merchandise in between our sales, visit: http://www.costore.com/UofChicagoLawSchool/welcome.asp. 

Meet Our 2017-2018 Board

Co-Presidents: Taylor Grode & Joyce Li

VPs of Fundraising: Jamie Lee & Eric Petry

VP of Marketing: Austin Porter

VP of External Affairs: Katerina Fishchuk

VP of Communications: Riley Foley

Treasurer: John Butterfield

Board Members:  

Eunice Chang

Michael Christ

Alexis Grinstead

Paul Mathis

Angela Pyo

Maggie Steindorf

John Tienken

Surur Fatema Yonce

Annie Ziesing