Public Interest Law Initiative

Intern 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 mid-August. Starting in the spring, you can RSVP for these Seminars at the links below. Attendance counts towards your 400 hour requirement. We hope you will be able to join us!

  • For all law student interns: All law student interns in the Chicago area are invited to attend many of the PILI Educational Seminars, even if you do not receive funding through PILI. If you’re a law student intern in Chicago this summer and you would like to receive updates about PILI’s Educational Seminars that are open to all, sign up here.
  • 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.

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

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

  • Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Law Students (St. Louis)

    • September 23rd, 2017 – 9:45 am, at Washington University School of Law

    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.

  • PILI Alumni Reunion Reception

    • September 28th, 2017 – 5:30 pm, at Bin 36

    The 40th Anniversary Alumni Reunion will be on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Tickets are on sale now!

  • 2017 Fall Intern Breakfast

    • October 13th, 2017 – 8:30 am, at Foley & Lardner

    PILI is hosting a breakfast for all fall PILI Interns and their supervisors.

  • Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Law Students (Chicago)

    • October 14th, 2017 – 10:00 am, at Chicago-Kent College of Law

    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.

  • PILI All-Star Alumni Panel

    • November 3rd, 2017 – 11:45 am, at Foley & Lardner

    PILI Alumni from different sectors of the legal community share insights and practical tips from their experiences in charting a career.

  • Fall Intern Reception

    • November 15th, 2017 – 5:30 pm, at Theory Bar

    The Alumni Network Leadership Council welcomes 2017 Fall PILI Interns to a reception recognizing and celebrating the important work they did this fall to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need.

  • PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala

    • November 30th, 2017 – 5:30 pm, at Palmer House Hilton

    SAVE THE DATE! PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton. More information will be available soon.

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