Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI Welcomes 2020 Interns and Fellows at Virtual Orientation

Posted on: June 2, 2020

On Thursday, May 28th, PILI welcomed summer 2020 PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows as well as other interns from public interest law organizations and government agencies. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, PILI hosted this year’s Orientation over Zoom. Over 130 law students and recent graduates logged in to learn how to better serve their clients and organizations this summer.

The program would not have been possible without the help of PILI Alumni, professors and public interest law attorneys presenting several sessions throughout the day. Topics included getting to know the communities you will serve, understanding and addressing vicarious trauma, using conflict management and making the most of your Internships & Fellowships.

Thank you to all who participated and contributed to the fruitful discussions throughout the day. Even though we couldn’t meet in person, we received overwhelming positive feedback about the program.

We hope these discussions will better prepare our Interns and Fellows for their summer positions as well as their lifetime of public interest law and pro bono service.

Learn more about the PILI Educational Seminars »

View past seminars on PILI’s youtube channel »

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