Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI Welcomes 2019 Interns and Fellows at Full-Day Orientation

Posted on: June 3, 2019

On Thursday, May 30th, PILI welcomed summer 2019PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows. Over 80 Interns and Fellows came to the John Marshall Law School to learn how to better serve their clients and organizations this summer.

The program would not have been possible without the help of PILI Alumni, professors and public interest law attorneys presenting several sessions throughout the day. Topics included getting to know the communities you will serve, writing for public interest law attorneys, conflict management and making the most of your Internships & Fellowships.

During the lunchtime session, Interns and Fellows met some of PILI’s Alumni and were welcomed into the PILI Alumni Network by Emily Seymore, the Chair of the Alumni Network Leadership Council as well as PILI Board President Sarah Bernstein.

At the end of the day, PILI Life Director and longtime Advisor Lee Ann Russo welcomed members of PILI’s Board of Directors and Alumni Network as well as the Interns and Fellows to a networking reception to kick off the summer and the PILI Advising Program.

Thank you to all who participated and contributed to the fruitful discussions throughout the day. Also, special thanks to the John Marshall Law School for hosting this program and all our subsequent Educational Seminars throughout the summer and to the Chicago Community Trust who is partialy funding the Educational Seminar Series this year.

We hope these programs will better prepare our Interns and Fellows for their summer positions as well as their lifetime of public interest law and pro bono service.

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