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Intern Seminars & Events

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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.

Check out PILI’s 2018 Summer Educational Programming » 

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

  • CVLS Race Judicata 5K

    • September 13th, 2018 – 6:30 pm, at TBD

    The PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council invites you to join PILI at Race Judicata®, a 5K Run/Walk benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation in their mission to ensure that the law works for everyone.

  • Alumni Reunion Reception

    • September 20th, 2018 – 5:30 pm, at Phoenix Lounge at theWit

    Each year, the PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council plans and hosts an Alumni Reunion Reception to bring together former PILI Interns and Fellows to maintain their connection with one another and PILI.

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

    • September 22nd, 2018 – 9:45 am, at Saint Louis 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.

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

    • October 13th, 2018 – 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.

  • Annual Awards Luncheon

    • December 5th, 2018 – 11:30 am, at Palmer House Hilton

    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.

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