Katharine Pancewicz

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2020

Katharine studied Cultural Studies/Comparative Literature and Political Science at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She went straight into law school after graduating. Katharine is passionate about Child Protection and Minor Guardianship law. After her 1L year, Katharine interned in the Juvenile division of the Cook County Public Guardian. During her 2L year, she interned with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic in their Family Law Division and for the Honorable Judge Margaret Brennan. After 2L year and into her 3L year, Katharine interned for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in the minor guardian ad litem division.

During law school, Katharine served as the secretary to the Kent Justice Foundation and is a member of the Moot Court Honors Society. She is also part of the Public Interest Certificate Program. During the summer after 2L year, Katharine along with other honors scholars, accepted an offer of publication for their paper on liability issues surrounding the new AI technology being used in K-12 schools. Outside of school, Katharine loves to travel and write short stories.