PILS Summer Fellows

This student organization works to continue funding fellowships for law students seeking public interest legal work experiences.

By supporting our 2021 auction, generous donors made it posible for:

19 law student fellows to provide

over 6,650 hours of legal aid

at 14 nonprofit and government agencies

valued at over $750,000


PILS Fellows work is done in service to individuals or groups of limited means. Fellows are supported by the annual PILSgiving Dinner for members of the Eckstein Hall community and the Howard B. Eisenberg Do-Gooders' Auction attended by over 400 guests who bid on over 200 items donated by local businesses and alumni. 

Summer Fellows

Pils Summer Fellow

Tiara Andrea Badie
Legal Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI

I made a difference this summer when I helped clients receive favorable outcomes in their cases.

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Megan McGue
Milwaukee Justice Center - Milwaukee, WI

I made a difference this summer when directly helping self-represented litigants navigate the confusing legal system.

 

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Alexia Gianitsos
Legal Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI

I was able to represent clients at unemployment hearings.

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Grace Tressler
Kids Matter, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI

I helped changed the course of the lives of children in and around the Milwaukee area by giving caregivers the legal tools to succeed in a parents' role.

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Jacob Klippel
Milwaukee Justice Center - Milwaukee, WI

I made a great difference by helping a client at the courthouse review and file their family forms paperwork, something they otherwise would have had no idea how to do.

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Noele Sofia Marie Concepcion
Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants & Refugees Milwaukee, WI

I made a difference this summer when I aided refugees in obtaining their citizenship, resulting in more opportunities for themselves and their families.

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Meg Wallace
Business & Professional People for Public Interest - Chicago, IL

I researched the most pervasive issues in the Illinois Department of Corrections and highlighted different policy and advocacy strategies to help resolve these issues.

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Madeline Witte
Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office - Milwaukee, WI

I wrote a memo for a motion to suppress that lead the judge to suppress evidence of a gun in a felon in possession of a firearm charge.

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Jennifer Lehner
Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants & Refugees Milwaukee, WI

I was able to work directly with refugees to help them become citizens.

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Annie Gonring
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

I assisted the Guardian ad Litem in Healthy Infant Court and Family Drug Treatment Court.

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Lauren Jones
ACLU of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI

I was able to work on litigation and issues defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents.

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Katelyn Reinke
Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office - Port Washington, WI

I made a difference this summer when I helped Ozaukee County DAs catch up with charging cases and researching several briefs. My work helped expedite these processes and allowed the attorneys to get caught up on other work.
 

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Maeve O'Malley
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

I supported members of the Milwaukee community facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Morgan Cusick
Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office - Manitowoc, WI

I was available to handle assignments for attorneys in the Public Defender's office, lightening their workload while gaining hands-on experience in the area of law I hope to practice.

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Alyssa Paulus
Civitas Law Group - Milwaukee, WI

I made a difference this summer when I examined discovery and prepared questions for witnesses in a contested divorce case with issues involving child custody and placement. By drafting targeted questions based on the discovery we were provided, we were able to demonstrate why the recommendation given would ensure the best outcome for the child.