Public Interest Law Initiative

2016 PILI Fellows

Below is a list of the 2016 Graduate Fellows. Through the PILI Graduate Fellowship Program, new associates at Chicago law firms spend 300 hours between graduation and joining their firm working at public interest law organizations in Illinois. This year, there are 78 Graduate Fellows providing a total of 23,400 hours of legal services to people, families and communities in need.

If you have any questions, please contact PILI Program Associate Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie

  • Patrick Loughery from Notre Dame Law School at Alliance for Catholic Education

Sponsored by Brinks Gilson & Lione:

  • James Stephens from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian

Sponsored by Chapman and Cutler:

  • Matthew McGinnis from DePaul University College of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner:

  • Sylonda Lang from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Anna Onley from Chicago-Kent College of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center

Sponsored by Jenner & Block:

  • Garrett Fitzsimmons from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
  • Dan Quarfoot from University of Michigan Law School at Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Grace Signorelli from Harvard Law School at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General
  • Xu Wei from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at The John Marshall Pro Bono Program

Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman:

  • Michael Savage from The University of Chicago Law School at The Law Project
  • Alexandra McNicholas from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis:

  • Kyle Arendsen from University of Virginia School of Law at Loyola University Tax Law Center
  • Amelia Bailey from University of Michigan Law School at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Steven Cantor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Florence Chen from Columbia Law School at Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy
  • Ginger Clements from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law of Law at LAF
  • Han Cui from University of Illinois College of Law at the Center for Disability & Elder Law
  • Mackenzie Drutowski from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Katherine Gause from The University of Chicago Law School at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Ashley Kirkwood from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Benjamin Kryder from Harvard Law School at the Center for Disability & Elder Law
  • Stephen Iacovo from University of Pennsylvania Law School at Center for Economic Progress
  • Daniel Latona from University of Illinois College of Law at Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission (TIRC)
  • Michael LeFevour from Notre Dame Law School at Federal Defender Program
  • Mike Maione from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Public School System
  • Kevin McClelland from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at CARPLS
  • Matthew McElwee from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Cassandra Myers from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Brett Newman from University of Illinois College of Law at Loyola University Community Law Center
  • Alex Owen from The University of Chicago Law School at LAF
  • Katherine Rhoades from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Matthew Smart from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Kevin Stocks from University of Virginia School of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic
  • Eric Sweigard from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Scott Vail from University of Illinois College of Law at Center for Economic Progress
  • Neil Vohra from The University of Chicago Law School at Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • Yaping Zhang from Harvard Law School at Family Defense Center
  • John Zukin from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Sponsored by Latham & Watkins:

  • Matthew Dixon from University of Michigan Law School at Loyola University Business Law Clinic
  • Isaac Jones from Harvard Law School at LAF

Sponsored by Mayer Brown:

  • Priya Desai from The John Marshall Law School at CARPLS

Sponsored by Reed Smith:

  • Ismail Cem Kuru from University of Illinois College of Law at Northern District of Illinois, Chambers of the Honorable Joan Gottschall
  • Adam Weiner from The University of Chicago Law School at Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Sponsored by Schiff Hardin:

  • Rebecca Canary-King from The University of Chicago Law School at LAF
  • Leigh J. Jahnig from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Chris Nelson from The University of Chicago Law School at Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Sponsored by Sidley Austin:

  • John Adams from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at John Marshall Veterans Clinic
  • Victoria Anglin from Georgetown University Law Center at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
  • Sylvia Baraniewski from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Federal Defender Program
  • Jiadai (Daisy) Dong from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Alejandro Calderon Estanol from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at MALDEF
  • William Gohl from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Heath Ingram from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Michael Kesler from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at LAF
  • Gordon Klein from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Tom Kopko from Cornell Law School at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Max Looper from The University of Chicago Law School at the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
  • Brian Phelps from Harvard Law School at Equip for Equality
  • John Prinzivalli from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Noeli Serna from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at MALDEF
  • Don Song from The University of Chicago Law School at the Young Center for the Rights of Immigrant Children
  • Michael Vignone from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Loyola University Business Clinic
  • John White from The University of Chicago Law School at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
  • Lakeisha Williams from Harvard Law School at the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Jeffrey Wysong from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Sponsored by Winston & Strawn:

  • Brian Brothman from University of Illinois College of Law at the Cristo Rey Network
  • Scott Englert from Georgetown University Law Center at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Alexandra Gecas from University of Illinois College of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Nasir Hussain from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law at Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Jennifer James from DePaul University College of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Thomas McAndrew from Notre Dame Law School at LAF
  • DaWanna McCray from University of Illinois College of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Michael Meneghini from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Adrianne Rosenbluth from The University of Chicago Law School at Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
  • Lindsay Shake from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic
  • Andrew Steiger from University of Michigan Law School at Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Denis Yavorskiy from The University of Chicago Law School at MacAuthur Justice Center

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