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 Associate 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

  • Serving with Excellence in Legal Aid: Understanding Implicit Bias

    • June 26th, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar will address how we can become more aware of our own assumptions, behaviors and impact, especially when we are interacting with people whom we (consciously and unconsciously) see as different from us.

  • 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".

  • Joint First 10 & PILI Happy Hour

    • July 18th, 2017 – 5:00 pm, at Tradition

    Learn more about this network of engaged Chicago public interest lawyers by connecting with its members, other PILI Interns and PILI Alumni!

  • 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.

  • Evaluation Session: How Can We Make the Internship Experience Better?

    • July 25th, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Interns are invited to share their experiences and provide feedback on PILI’s Law Student Internship Program.

  • 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...

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