Public Interest Law Initiative

Current PILI Fellows

Below is a list of the 2017 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 70 Graduate Fellows providing a total of 21,000 hours of legal services to people, families and communities in need.

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

Sponsored by Brinks Gilson & Lione:

  • Judy K. He from University of Iowa College of Law at Young Center for the Rights of Immigrant Children
  • Theresa Starck from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Legal Aid Society

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP:

  • Ryan Lowry from Univeristy of Illinois College of Law at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Josephine Park from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic

Sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP:

  • Patrick Cordova from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Molly Davis from Northwestern University School of Law at LAF
  • Christian Hokans from University of Michigan Law School at Mid Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Jennifer Mindrum from Harvard Law School at the Federal Defender Program

Sponsored by Jones Day:

  • Miriam Liabo from Northwestern University School of Law at the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
  • Kristen Moran from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP:

  • Sarah Crocker from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
  • Shannon Gross from Northwestern University School of Law at MacArthur Justice Center
  • Karolen Younan from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic

Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP:

  • Amarto Bhattacharyya from Georgetown Law School at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Nicholas Cast from University of Chicago Law School at Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • Sarah Craig from University of Illinois College of Law at Family Defense Center
  • Pratik Ghosh from Vanderbilt University Law School at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Jake Gordon from University of Michigan Law School at Equip for Equality
  • Christopher Grady from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic
  • Heidi Hockberger from Northwestern University School of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Justin Hunter from Northwestern University School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Anastasiya Kapustina from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Brandon Knop from Northwestern University School of Law at LAF
  • Mac LeBuhn from Northwestern University School of Law at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Michael Lowes from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Emily Morrison from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic
  • Angela C. Oldham from DePaul University College of Law at Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
  • Jennifer Pinsof from University of Michican Law School at the University of Chicago Innovation Clinic
  • Jake Rambeau from University of Michigan Law School at LAF
  • Christopher White from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Alliance for the Great Lakes

Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP:

  • Karen Klass from Washington University School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Linda Song from The University of Michigan Law School at National Immigrant Justice Center

Sponsored by Mayer Brown LLP:

  • Courtney Cronin from Northwestern University School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Ryan Scarcella from University of Chicago Law School at Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Irene Wilbun from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic

Sponsored by Reed Smith LLP:

  • Natalie Salazar from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law at LAF

Sponsored by Schiff Hardin LLP:

  • Sara Gordon from Notre Dame Law School at DC Appleseed Center
  • David Lakin from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Kwaku Osebreh from Northwestern University School of Law at Center for Conflict Resolution

Sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP:

  • Colby Alexis from Northwestern University School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Daniel J. Applebaum from University of Illinois College of Law at Loyola University Tax Law Center
  • Elliot A. Brogamen from Harvard Law School at Loyola University Tax Law Center
  • Shalyn Caulley from University of Illinois College of Law at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Martha Clarke from Northwestern University School of Law at MacArthur Justice Center
  • Brian Cook from Northwestern University School of Law at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Nate Enfield from University of Chicago Law School at Center for Economic Progress
  • Katrina Flanagan from Harvard Law School at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Benjamin Gillig from University of Iowa at Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission (TIRC)
  • Jacob Grossman from University of Chicago Law School at Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • Thomas Guzman from Northwestern University School of Law at LAF
  • Will Lawley from University of Virginia at Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Imani Lee from Stanford Law School at Law Project, The
  • Bojan Manojlovic from University of Minnesota Law School at Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
  • Patrick Maxwell from University of Chicago Law School at Center for Economic Progress
  • Alexa Perez from The University of Chicago Law School at Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Karim Pirani from Duke University School of Law at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Maya Powe from The University of Chicago Law School at Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
  • Zeshawn Qadir from University of Chicago Law School at Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • Marlow Svatek from University of Chicago Law School at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Bradley A. Tucker from Northwestern University School of Law at John Marshall Pro Veterans Clinic
  • Mengjie Zou from Harvard Law School at John Marshall Pro Bono Program

Sponsored by Winston & Strawn LLP:

  • Bailey Q. Brandon from Loyola Universtiy Chicago School of Law at Loyola University Community Law Center
  • John Drosick from Notre Dame Law School at Equip for Equality
  • Marcus Garcia from Duke University School of Law at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
  • Nathan Gilbert from Columbia Law School at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Melanie Lee from Washington University School of Law at Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Diego Martinez-Krippner from University of Illinois College of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid

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