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PILI Welcomes our Summer 2024 Law Students Interns & Graduate Fellows

PILI Law Student Interns & Graduate Fellows mingle during a welcome breakfast.

On Thursday, May 30th, PILI welcomed its 92 summer 2024 PILI Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows and kicked off its Summer Educational Seminar Series with a daylong orientation. Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows participated in person and also virtually. The orientation and weekly sessions are being generously hosted by DePaul University College of Law.

The program was a success with the help members of PILI’s Alumni Network, public interest legal professionals and judges who presented educational sessions throughout the day. Topics included: Getting to Know the Communities You Serve, Writing for Public Interest Law, Conflict Management and How to Be an Effective Advocate.

This summer, PILI’s Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows will collectively generate an additional 32,700 hours of legal assistance. As PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann stated when addressing the Interns and Fellows, “The work you’re doing this summer will change lives. You may not get to see it before you leave – the case may go on beyond your time, the policy that gets developed may take a while to implement, the initial impact on your client may seem small but may set off a series of events that leaves them better in the end.”

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.

Learn more about the PILI Educational Seminars »

View past seminars on PILI’s YouTube channel »

Meet our current class of Interns and Fellows »

Are you a public interest law intern or fellow in Illinois this summer? Sign up for updates and register for our Summer Educational Seminar Series here »

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