Public Interest Law Initiative

Current & Recent PILI Interns

Approximately 60 PILI Interns are being placed in seven cities across Illinois every year, providing over 20,000 hours of legal services through partner agencies annually.

Have questions about PILI’s Law Student Internship Program? Please contact PILI Program Manager Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Summer 2019 PILI Interns

  • Muheez Afolabi from Boston College Law School at Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest
  • Olivia Alden from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at LAF
  • Ruben Bautista from Chicago Kent College of Law, IIT at Equip for Equality
  • Matthew Bayens from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at CARPLS
  • Katherine Beard from George Mason University School of Law at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Andrew James Berman II, from Indiana University at US Dept HHS Office of Civil Rights
  • Lauren Cherney from University of Minnesota at Legal Aid Society
  • Ashley Chong from University of Illinois College of Law at Legal Council for Health Justice – AIDS
  • Austin Christmon from Florida A&M Univeristy College of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Toni Coleman from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at LAF
  • Nora Cygan from DePaul University at Equip for Equality
  • Davina Dipaolo from University of Minnesota at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Alexandra Doner from University of Iowa College of Law at Prairie State Legal Services – Rock Island
  • Penny Driver from Chicago Kent College of Law, IIT at Chicago House & Social Service Agency
  • Aaron Hardy from Washington and Lee University School of Law at Citizen Advocacy Center
  • Leslie Hill from Depaul University at Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
  • Brianna Hill from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at MALDEF
  • Michael Hoyt from DePaul University College of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Sean Hux from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Daniel Ivanov from the George Washington University Law School at BPI
  • Mehgan Keeley from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at LAF
  • Erika Kelley from DePaul University College of Law at Legal Council for Health Justice – SSI
  • Alyson Kinstner from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Law at Land of Lincoln – Champaign
  • Megan Kreke from University of Memphis, Cecil C Humphreys School of Law at Land of Lincoln – East St. Louis
  • Amy Krivoshik from University of Wisconson at Center for Disability and Elder Law
  • Ezra Lintner from Depaul University at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Laura Loyd from University of Illinois College of Law at Prairie State Legal Services – Peoria
  • Mollie McGuire from University of North Carolina School of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Matthew McLawhorn from Northern Illinois University School of Law at Access Living
  • Maria Morales from DePaul University College of Law at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Joel Mudd from University of Iowa at Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Hannah O’Keefe from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at LAF
  • Abigail Olson from University of Iowa at Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Katherine Pancewicz from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Neena Patel from Saint Louis University School of Law at US Dept HHS OCG
  • Rebecca Ray from University of Illinois College of Law at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Bernardo Rocha from Depaul University at Community Law Project
  • Nicholas Ruble from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law at LAF
  • Miya Saint-Louis from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Nivedita Sriram from University of Illinois College of Law at Lambda Legal
  • Kent Steinberg from University of Virginia School of Law at US Dept HHS OCG
  • Jabreia Taylor from Saint Louis University School of Law at Land of Lincoln – Alton
  • Zachery Taylor from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
  • Leslie Ting-Wei Lin from Northwestern Pritzker at Howard Brown Health
  • Katherine Vega from Washington University St. Louis at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Zach Wallace from Chicago-Kent College of Lawat Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Madison Wiegand from Washington University St. Louis at Legal Council for Health Justice – AIDS
  • Natasha Wilkins from Michigan State University at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • John Yeley from Southern Illinois University at Prairie State Legal Services – Bloomington
  • Ingrid Yin from University of Michigan at Legal Council for Health Justice – CMLP

Spring 2019 PILI Interns

  • Mary Castro from Depaul University College of Law at Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
  • Joby Celoza from the University of Chicago Law School at National Immigrant Justice Center*
  • Joan Hayner from University of Michigan Law School at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Amy Lenz from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at CARPLS
  • Joanna Martin from Chicago-Kent College of Law at MALDEF*
  • Christina Mendoza from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Natanya Pope-Sohel from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid*
  • Emma Smith from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at LAF*

Fall 2018 PILI Interns

  • Lindsey Abboushi from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at the Center for Disability and Elder Law*
  • Joby Celoza from the University of Chicago Law School at the National Immigrant Justice Center*
  • Sydnee Fielkow from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Christen Lee from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law at CARPLS
  • Alice McElroy from the John Marshall Law School at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services*
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at LAF
  • Oluwasegun Salami from DePaul University College of Law at Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Emma Sperry from the University of Chicago Law School at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Bruce Winters from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at LAS*

*Denotes Named and Honorary Interns. Learn more »

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