As a PILI Intern, your education doesn’t just happen at your agency. PILI organizes a series of weekly educational seminars for Interns over the summer, covering a range of hard skills and substantive law topics related to public interest law and pro bono. We also discuss career development ideas for law students interested in public interest law. Additionally, each fall and spring, we host educational programs for school-year PILI Interns. Attendance counts towards your hour requirement.
- For all law student interns: All law student interns in the Chicago area are invited to attend many of the summer Educational Seminars, even if you do not receive funding through PILI. Learn more and sign up for updates »
- For interns outside of Chicago: PILI also webcasts most of our seminars and maintains an online archive of past seminars. See specific events below for details on webcasting.
Please contact PILI Program Manager Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128 with any questions or for more information about educational programming.
Upcoming events for PILI Interns
PILI organizes an educational seminar each semester for school-year PILI Interns that focuses on substantive legal topics, career development strategies or skill building relevant to public interest law. Attendance counts towards your 300 hour requirement and food will be provided.
This program is for law students who are interested in learning more about placements as volunteers, interns, externs, fellows or staff in the public interest law sector.
The Alumni Network Leadership Council welcomes Fall PILI Interns to a reception recognizing and celebrating the important work they did this semester to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need.
PILI's Annual Awards Luncheon brings together nearly 500 members of the Illinois legal community every year to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the countless lawyers, law students, legal professionals, law firms and corporations who dedicate themselves to providing legal assistance to those in need.
PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois through effective pro bono programs, innovative partnerships, and the unwavering dedication of individual attorneys and legal professionals. This event also supports the work of PILI's Pro Bono Program.