Current PILI Fellows

Below is a list of the 2020 Graduate Fellows. Through the PILI Graduate Fellowship Program, new associates at Chicago law firms spend 300 hours between graduation and joining their firm working at public interest law organizations in Illinois.

If you have any questions, please contact PILI Senior Managing Attorney Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg:

  • Pilar Mendez from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at The Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Sponsored by Chapman and Cutler:

  • Gabriel Lara from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Ascend Justice

Sponsored by Hinshaw & Culbertson:

  • William Ballentine from IIT Chicago-Kent Law School at Loyola University Business Clinic

Sponsored by Jenner & Block:

  • Alexander Cottingham from Harvard Law School at Equip for Equality
  • Rachel Foster from University of Michigan Law School at University of Michigan Law School Pediatric Advocacy Clinic
  • Michael Kang from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at MacArthur Justice Center
  • Emily McCormick from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic

Sponsored by Jones Day:

  • Alisann Anderson from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law at CARPLS
  • Betsy Astrup from Indiana University Maurer School of Law at Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
  • Katie Bethke from University of Illinois College of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic
  • Nia Mack from The UIC John Marshall Law School at Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization
  • Brittany Wiegand from University of Illinois College of Law at Federal Public Defenders Office – Champaign

Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman:

  • Leigh Brissenden from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Jamie Noonan from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Legal Aid Chicago

Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP:

  • Mario Avaldi from The University of Chicago Law School at Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • Evelyn Cai from Yale Law School at Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission
  • Anna Duke from The University of Chicago Law School at Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • Emily Eggmann from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Loyola University Civitas Child Law Clinic
  • Jonathan Fish from University of Chicago Law School at Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
  • Alex Freund from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Iris Grossman from DePaul University College of Law at Loyola University Tax Law Center
  • Aleschia Hyde from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Jason Jarvis from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Amiri Lampley from The University of Chicago Law School at Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission
  • Ernst Pirre-Louis from Howard University School of Law at Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Rose Rodriguez from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at MALDEF
  • Abigail Sexton from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Sponsored by Latham & Watkins:

  • Dalton Powell from Duke University School of Law at Duke Law Startup Ventures Clinic
  • Jonathan Snavely from University of Michigan Law School at Chicago Legal Clinic

Sponsored by Mayer Brown LLP:

  • Anastasiya Lobacheva from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at MacArthur Justice Center

Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery:

  • Usama Ibrahim from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago
  • Brian Ingram from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Loyola University Health Justice Project
  • Justin Sia from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Loyola University Legislation & Policy Clinic

Sponsored by Reed Smith:

  • Hubert Zanczak from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Federal Defender Program

Sponsored by Schiff Hardin:

  • Emilie McGuire from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Loyola University Community Law Center

Sponsored by Sidley Austin:

  • Abigail Bachrach from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Merav Bennett from University of Chicago Law School at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Jesse Burbank from Harvard Law School at Legal Council for Health Justice (CMLPC)
  • Elizabeth Cohen from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Lauren DeCarlo from University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Diana DuBois from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • John Etchingham from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Ian Ferrell from Harvard Law School at Legal Aid Chicago
  • Meredith Greene from University of California, Berkeley School of Law at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Matthew Guillod from University of Chicago Law School at Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy
  • Hussin Javier Kordi from University of Chicago Law School at The Greenlining Institute
  • Silver Lin from University of Chicago Law School at Loyola University Tax Law Center
  • Bernardo Lopez from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at MALDEF
  • Monica Norzagaray Pedraza from University of Chicago Law School at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Byron Patton from University of Chicago Law School at Center for Disability & Elder Law
  • Lydia Pincsak from University of Michigan Law School at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
  • Ryan Puszka from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Oladeji Tiamiyu from Harvard Law School at Resolution Systems Institute
  • Sarah Wertz from University of Wisconsin Law School at University of Wisconsin Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Cameron Woolley from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic
  • HaoYang Carl Jiang  from Yale Law School at Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU

Sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP:

  • Abigail Johnson from University of Michigan Law School at Ladder Up
  • Shiva Kooragayala from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago

Sponsored by Vedder Price:

  • George Cortina from University of Illinois College of Law at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

Sponsored by Winston & Strawn LLP:

  • Rebecca Carter from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law at Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Conor Hargen from University of Virginia School of Law at Loyola University Business Clinic
  • Olga Pototskaya from Washington University School of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center