PILI is excited to welcome Margaret Kamm to the Alumni Network Leadership Council as the 2017 Law Student Intern Alumni Representative. PILI appoints one Intern and one Fellow every year from the most recent class to serve on the council for a two-year term.
Margaret is a second-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Last summer, she was the Alumni Named PILI Intern and worked at Lambda Legal. There, she was able to work with attorneys and contribute to their cases. She worked on a case that was recently filed on behalf of a lesbian married couple who say they were denied the opportunity to serve as foster parents. “Seeing my hard work come full circle is so exciting!” said Margaret.
Since completing her Internship, Margaret has continued to volunteer with Lambda Legal at their help desk. In the fall, she served as a judicial extern in the Appellate Court of Illinois and she is currently working at Chicago-Kent’s Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic.
She’s received Chicago-Kent’s Ilana Diamond Rovner Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and was a semi-finalist in the Chicago Region of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition with the third best brief.
Margaret is grateful for the work she was able to do as a PILI at Lambda Legal. “I don’t think I would have gotten an opportunity to really listen and help people at another legal job following my 1L year,” she said. “Knowing that my work impacts real people in need of legal assistance instilled in me a sense of responsibility that I will carry forward long after the end of the summer.”