About the Fellowship Program
PILI’s Graduate Fellowship Program places new associates from Chicago law firms at public interest law agencies in Illinois, where they are typically paid by their hiring firm to work for 300 hours between graduation and joining the firm.
PILI ensures quality supervision by experienced attorneys and provides extra educational, networking and advising opportunities.
PILI offers Fellowships at 60 different legal service agencies in Illinois. The application opens on October 15th on PILI's website.
Firms can benefit from their Fellows’ experience and training in law as well as their connections to public interest law agencies once they start at the firm. Participation also serves as an excellent recruitment tool, demonstrating your firm’s commitment to pro bono.