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

  • 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...

  • Engaging in Your Community

    • August 3rd, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Learn how to become more active in your community as well as the considerations to make as you decide to become more politically and socially active.

  • Incorporating Pro Bono into Your Career

    • August 8th, 2017 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 300

    PILI Alumni will share insights and practical tips from their own experiences about how to make pro bono fit into a busy professional life.

  • CVLS Race Judicata 5K

    • September 14th, 2017 – 6:30 pm, at Arvey Field

    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.

  • PILI Alumni Reunion Reception

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

    Save the Date! The 40th Anniversary Alumni Reunion will be on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

  • 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.

View all upcoming Intern events »

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