Six Chicago-Kent graduates selected as 2016 Public Interest Law Initiative Fellows

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Six recent graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech have been selected for 2016 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellowships.

Through the PILI Graduate Fellowship Program, new associates at Chicago law firms spend 300 hours between graduation and joining their firms working at public interest law organizations in Illinois. PILI ensures quality supervision by experienced legal aid attorneys and provides supplemental educational, networking and mentoring opportunities.

Members of the Class of 2016 selected for PILI Fellowships include:
  • Gordon Klein at Illinois Legal Aid Online, sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP
  • Matthew McElwee at Illinois Legal Aid Online, sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Alexandra McNicholas at Northwestern Bluhm Legal Clinic, sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Anna Onley at the National Immigrant Justice Center, sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Matthew Smart at the Roger Baldwin Foundation-ACLU, sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Michael Vignone at Loyola University Business Clinic, sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

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