Public Interest Law Initiative

Fellow Seminars & Events

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PILI offers a weekly Educational Seminar Series that focuses on substantive legal topics, career development strategies and skill building relevant to public interest law. This weekly lunchtime series starts in early June and runs through the beginning of August. Starting in the spring, you can RSVP for these Seminars at the links below. Attendance counts towards your 300 hour requirement. We hope you will be able to join us!

  • For Fellows outside of Chicago: PILI webcasts most of our seminars. More information will be available soon.
  • We also maintain an online archive of past seminars, which can be especially useful for Fellows serving in the fall or spring.

See a full list of the 2017 Summer Educational Seminar Series »

Please contact PILI Program Associate Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128 with any questions or for more information about our educational programming.

Upcoming events for PILI Fellows

  • PILI Outing: Chicago White Sox v. New York Yankees

    • June 29th, 2017 – 7:10 pm, at White Sox Stadium

    Enjoy a fun night at a baseball game with PILI Interns, Fellows & Alumni. PILI will have a limited number of complimentary tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. All spots have been filled. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist or have any questions, please contact Program Manager Brent Page by email or...

  • What You Need To Know About Vicarious Trauma

    • July 6th, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Learn how to become aware of the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and practical tips you can utilize to promote self-care.

  • American Constitution Society’s Fourteenth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

    • July 7th, 2017 – 12:00 pm, at Mayer Brown LLP

    The Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, PILI, the ACLU of Illinois, and Mayer Brown LLP present the Fourteenth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review.

  • Public Interest Law Career Path

    • July 12th, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar features a panel of dedicated public interest law attorneys who will share their experiences in charting a career in public interest law.

  • American Constitution Society’s How to Land a Clerkship: Practical Advice from Judges

    • July 14th, 2017 – 12:00 pm, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    The Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, PILI and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP presents "How to Land a Clerkship: Practical Advice from Judges".

  • How Will Immigration Law Affect Your Practice

    • July 20th, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Learn the basics of Immigration Law and understand the key issues to look for when dealing with non-citizen clients, including the recent updates to immigration policies and the effect these policies have had on the practice of immigration law.

  • Intern & Fellow Reception

    • August 2nd, 2017 – 6:00 pm, at Theory Bar

    The Alumni Network Leadership Council welcomes all 2017 PILI Interns & Fellows to a reception recognizing and celebrating the important work they did this summer to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need. Advisors will also be invited, and this will be one last scheduled opportunity to connect. Online...

  • Engaging in Your Community

    • August 3rd, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Learn how to become more active in your community as well as the considerations to make as you decide to become more politically and socially active.

  • Incorporating Pro Bono into Your Career

    • August 8th, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    PILI Alumni will share insights and practical tips from their own experiences about how to make pro bono fit into a busy professional life.

  • PILI Alumni Reunion Reception

    • September 28th, 2017 – 5:30 pm, at TBD

    Save the Date! The 40th Anniversary Alumni Reunion will be on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

View all upcoming Fellow events »

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