Public Interest Law Career Path


This seminar features a panel of dedicated public interest law attorneys who will share their experiences in charting a career in public interest law. Panelists will include attorneys who have experience in legal aid and government, and with judicial clerkships and post-graduate fellowships.


  • Gabrielle Christian, Assistant Public Defender, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Martin Cozzola, Staff Counsel – Housing, Impact for Equity
  • McKenna Deutsch, Senior Division Attorney, Domestic Relations Division Circuit Court of Cook County

This seminar is part of PILI’s Summer Educational Series for our Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows. Please note that this program is not being offered for Illinois MCLE credit.

Join us in-person starting at 11:45 a.m. for lunch. Virtual participation is also available.

If you have questions about PILI’s Law Student Internship Program, Graduate Fellowship Program or our educational programming, please contact PILI’s Attorney Program Manager Arthur Surratt by email or by phone at 312-832-5130.

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