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Current & Recent PILI Interns

Approximately 60 PILI Interns are being placed in seven cities across Illinois every year, providing over 20,000 hours of legal services through partner agencies annually.

Have questions about PILI's Law Student Internship Program? Please contact PILI's Attorney Program Manager Arthur Surratt by email or by phone at 312-832-5130.

Spring 2024 PILI Interns

  • Afaaf Amatullah from University of Illinois Law School at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)*
  • Rachel Caldwell from University of Chicago Law School at ACLU Chicago
  • Alyssa Hurt from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Seon ki Jo from University of Illinois Law School at Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights*
  • Courtney Lee from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at CARPLS
  • Maggie Miltko from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center - Counter Trafficking Project*
  • Emma Soglin from DePaul College of Law at Law Center for Better Housing*
  • James Tallis from University of Illinois Law School at Legal Aid Chicago
  • Dulcie Xue from Chicago-Kent College of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center - LGBTQ Project*

Fall 2023 PILI Interns

  • Michelle Barrera-Valenzuela from DePaul University College of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center - LGBTQ Project*
  • Magdalena Biedron from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services*
  • Madeline Hudson from DePaul University College of Law at The Shriver Center on Poverty Law
  • Marlena Johnson from University of Illinois College of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Olivia McGrath from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Ascend Justice*
  • Madeleine Paulsen from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Society*
  • Julian Quiroga-Cubillos from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center - Counter Trafficking Project*
  • Janie Sanford from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Alondra Silva from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Center for Disability and Elder Law*
  • Ana Tarlas from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago

Summer 2023 PILI Interns

  • Lindsey Avalos from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at ACLU of Illinois
  • Adam Berner from Washington University School of Law at MALDEF
  • Magdalena Biedron from University of Wisconsin Madison at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Maura Burke from Notre Dame Law School at Ascend Justice
  • Alexandra Cataland from Tulane University School of Law at Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts
  • Haley Chytka from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Prairie State Legal Services - West Chicago
  • Beatrice Connaghan from St. Louis University School of Law at Land of Lincoln Legal Aid - East St. Louis
  • Ambar Cornelio from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Christina Danielson from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago - Children and Families Housing Group
  • Anna Greer from DePaul University College of Law at Lambda Legal
  • Adam Heusinkveld from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Translegal at Chicago House
  • Rebecca Hirsch from Washington University School of Law at Citizen Advocacy Center
  • Kristin Hommel from Penn State Law at The Immigration Project
  • Mara Horn from University of Michigan Law School at US Department of Health and Human Services - OCG
  • Maya Joseph from Notre Dane Law School at Legal Council for Health Justice - ALC
  • Alexandra Kirchner from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Clayton Kovich from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Legal Council for Health Justice - Homeless Outreach
  • Emily LaFlamme from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Christopher LeWarne from University of Chicago Law School at US Department of Health and Human Services - OCG
  • Elizabeth Lewis from University of Michigan Law School at Legal Aid Society
  • Jake Liker from NYU School of Law at Law Center for Better Housing
  • Niko Little from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Abigail Magat from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Legal Aid Chicago - Housing Practice Group
  • Jake Marshall from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago - Children and Families Housing Group
  • Mary McKillop from University of Wisconsin Law School at Impact for Equity
  • Amanda Medendorp from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Brooke Melvin from Southern Illinois University School of Law at Land of Lincoln Legal Aid - Carbondale
  • Nikita Mhatre from University of Texas Law School at US Department of Health and Human Services - OCG
  • Thomas Miller from Tulane University School of Law at Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest
  • Ashley Moy-Wooten from Chicago-Kent College of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Leanna Nichols from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Joseph Noonan from DePaul University College of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Annie Poggiolli from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Center for Disability and Elder Law
  • Lucy Robinson from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Isabelle Rosado from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at CARPLS
  • Kaitlyn Salyer from Washington University School of Law at Land of Lincoln Legal Aid - Alton
  • Eleanor Seal from University of Iowa College of Law at Land of Lincoln Legal Aid - Champaign
  • Tyesha Smith from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at The Shriver Center on Poverty Law
  • Kristen Somerville from DePaul University College of Law at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Hannah Spenadel from DePaul University College of Law at Access Living
  • Mehreen Tariq from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago - Housing Practice Group
  • Melisa Topic from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Nneka Ugwu from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Rene Valenzuela from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Kadie Wegrzynski from University of Oklahoma College of Law at Legal Council for Health Justice - CMPLC
  • Dy'Nisha West from Southern University Law Center at Prairie State Legal Services - Rock Island
  • Melissa West-Castillo from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Angela Yeh from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at ACLU of Illinois
  • Boyin Zhang from Washington University School of Law at Prairie State Legal Services - Peoria

Spring 2023 PILI Interns

  • Jessica Chong from Saint Louis University School of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center*
  • Stephanie Flores Reyes from University of Oklahoma College of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center*
  • Juan Gonzalez-Martinez from Loyola University School of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Aid*
  • Daniel Jackson from DePaul University College of Law at Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing
  • Keerthi Madala from University of Illinois College of Law at Legal Aid Chicago*
  • Ayesha Mohammed from Chicago-Kent College of Law at ACLU of Illinois
  • Lia Raves from Loyola University School of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid*
  • Danielle Taylor from Chicago-Kent College of Law at MALDEF

*Denotes Named and Honorary Interns. Learn more »