INTRODUCTION

PioneerLegal is the first public-interest law initiative of its kind in Massachusetts and, to our knowledge, in New England, designed to challenge the status quo in policymaking and fight for positive change that affects the public interest in at least three policy areas:  economic freedom, government accountability and educational choice.

OUR POLICY FOCUS

In partnership with legal professionals as well as leaders of business and community organizations, PioneerLegal leverages pro bono relationships with attorneys to:

  • Expand business growth and job creation by working to eliminate or reform unnecessary rules, regulations and fees;
  • Improve our democratic process through greater government transparency; and
  • Enhance the quality and scope of educational options available to students and their parents at all socio-economic levels.

WHO WE ARE

JohnSivolella.Photo.8.13John Sivolella is Senior Fellow in Law and Policy at the Pioneer Institute.  He’s leading the development of PioneerLegal, the Institute’s public-interest law initiative.

In addition to his work with the Institute, John is on faculty in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, where he earned a Ph.D.  There he teaches a seminar, Political and Legal Influences on Federal Government Agencies. 

John has also been on faculty at Columbia’s School of International and Political Affairs, where he taught The Politics of Policymaking in ‘Advanced’ Democracies, a core class in the M.P.A. program.  His research focuses on federal agencies, executive power, public law and federal courts.

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CONTACT US

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SUPPORT THE PIONEER INSTITUTE

Pioneer Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization, is widely considered the most effective public policy think tank in Massachusetts.  We pride ourselves on advancing innovative, market-driven solutions across an array of key issue areas.

PioneerLegal is the first public-interest law initiative of its kind in Massachusetts and, to our knowledge, throughout New England, designed to fight for strategic changes to statutes, regulations and constitutional questions surrounding the role of government in the Bay State.

Become a PioneerLegal Member

PioneerLegal members will receive great benefits tailored to our legal work.

Benefits Include

  • Bi-annual PioneerLegal e-newsletter
  • Recognition in PioneerLegal’s blog posts
  • Invitations for up to 3 individuals per event to special members’ only programs—these programs are hosted on a  quarterly basis and offer networking opportunities with state policymakers and prominent business leaders
  • Invitations to our bi-annual PioneerLegal events for up to 5 people
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

PioneerLegal membership is $2,500 annually.

Become a Corporate Member

Corporate members will receive information on our legal work and a broad range of additional Pioneer research initiatives.

Benefits Include

  • Quarterly updates in the Chairman’s e-newsletter
  • Invitations for up to 3 individuals per event to special members’ only programs—these forums are hosted on a quarterly basis and offer networking opportunities with state policymakers and prominent business leaders
  • Invitations to our bi-annual PioneerLegal events for up to 5 people
  • One table for 10 individuals at the Lovett C. Peters Lecture in Public Policy
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

Corporate membership is $5,000 annually.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available at the Better Government Competition Awards Gala.

The Better Government Competition, founded in 1991, is an annual citizens’ idea contest that seeks out and rewards the most innovative public policy proposals from across the country.

Sponsorship Opportunities begin at $2,500 per table with varied benefits per giving tier.

Contact Brian Patterson in the Development Office at bpatterson@pioneerinstitute.org or call 617.723.2277 ext. 217 to get involved today.