On Wednesday, June 1st, PILI welcomed its 101 summer 2022 PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows and kicked off its Summer Educational Seminar Series with a daylong orientation. Interns and Fellows participated in person – the first time since 2019 – and also virtually. The orientation and weekly sessions are being generously hosted by DePaul University College of Law. Among the class, 47 are Law Student Interns funded by PILI.
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 that our Interns and Fellows will serve, understanding and addressing vicarious trauma, using conflict management, and a PILI Alumni panel on making the most out of the Internship & Fellowship experience.
Our thanks to all who participated and contributed to the educational programming which serves as a base for our Interns and Fellows on which to build from throughout the summer. We hope these sessions will better prepare our Interns and Fellows for their summer positions as well as their lifetime of public interest law and pro bono service.
As PILI Executive Director stated when addressing the Interns and Fellows, “You are the future leaders of our noble profession. Today, you pick up the torch from those who came before you. You join them in the fight to make our nation’s ideal of equal justice under law a reality for all.” PILI’s 2022 Interns and Fellows will collectively generate an additional 34,100 hours of legal assistance this summer.
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