Law School Partnerships

The Illinois Bar Foundation is proud to announce $50,000 Law School Clinic Grants.

We are excited to partner with DePaul University College of Law, Loyola University School of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law, and Southern Illinois University School of Law during the 2023-2024 School year, supporting their clinics, students and the people they serve.

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Supporting the professional development of young attorneys while increasing access to justice for those who need it most.

The Illinois Bar Foundation has reimagined the former Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship Program and is introducing a new grants program to support the work of Illinois Law Schools and their clinics that serve the crucial role of educating and training law students to become the future of the legal profession while meeting the legal needs of the most vulnerable members of the Illinois community. There are several objectives at the heart of the new Law Clinic Grants Program that are a continuation of the work of the former Post-Graduate Civil Legal Fellowship Program.

Law Clinic Grant Objectives:

  • Increase the amount of civil legal services available in Illinois by providing efficient and effective civil legal services by qualified lawyers and law students under their supervision.
  • Develop additional legal, interpersonal, professional, and business skills to enable the clinic participants to obtain marketable legal skills and aid in their full-time employment after law school.
  • Help the participating law students develop professional networking skills and to establish their own professional network.
  • Enhance the legal profession by instilling in a young lawyer a commitment to pro bono and legal aid services to be provided to all, regardless of their ability to pay.


What can I do to support Illinois law school clinics?

Become a Sponsor of the Law Clinic Grants Program! There are several benefits that sponsors and company partners are entitled to for committing to any one of our sponsorship levels, including brand recognition and the opportunity to build community ties.

Support the Law Clinic Grants Program

Thank you to the Law Schools who hosted Post-Graduate Legal Fellows from 2014-2021





Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship Alumni

  • Andrew Potter (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Mardysa Arnold (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Audrius Aleksiunas (UIC John Marshall Law School)
  • Kristine Ruhl (Loyola University School of Law in Chicago)
  • Alejandra Palacios (UIC John Marshall Law School)
  • Mallory Morgan (DePaul University College of Law)
  • Caitlin Kelly (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Ryan Low (Northern Illinois University College of Law)
  • Caitlin Duane (DePaul University College of Law)
  • Victoria Dempsey (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Patricia Zimmerman (Northern Illinois University College of Law)
  • Calli Burnett (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Marishonta Wilkerson (Northern Illinois University College of Law)
  • Bryan McIntyre (University of Illinois College of Law)
  • Emily Vaughn (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Alexis Simmons (Northern Illinois University College of Law)
  • Juan Mejia (University of Illinois College of Law)