Students Honored for Public Service

Law School Office of Communications
May 19, 2014

Congratulations to the following graduating students that have completed the Pro Bono Service Initiative by dedicating 50 or more hours to public service:


  • Brian Ahn
  • Brooke Anderson
  • Christine Bonomo
  • Saul Cohen
  • Benjamin Cousineau
  • Courtney Cox
  • Alexander Cross
  • Julian Dibbell
  • David Dormon
  • James DuBray
  • Angela Gandhi
  • Hannah Garden-Monheit
  • Elizabeth Mary Hady
  • Julie Huh
  • Lauren Jaffe
  • Mishita Jethi
  • Abigail Johnston
  • Michael Lanahan
  • Esther Lifshitz
  • Sarah Losh
  • Eric Mackie
  • Julia Napier
  • Megan O’Neill
  • Soo Park
  • Florence Italia Patti
  • Christine Ricardo
  • Andres Saenz
  • Ankur Shingal
  • Mary Megan Stephens
  • Brian Tenenbaum
  • Erim Tuc
  • Channing Turner
  • Nora Wong


  • Patricia Fontes Lessa
  • Giorgio Ignazzi
  • Olivier Souleres
  • Yongyun Su
  • Clemence Viaud
  • Ai Watanabe
  • Rie Yokota

Congratulations also to the PILS awards winners: Christine Ricardo, Class of 2014, and Rachel Miller, Class of 2015.

Christine Ricardo

Christine Ricardo is our 3L Public Interest Law Society (PILS) Award Winner. Christine holds BAs in Biology and English from Wellesley College and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University.  Before coming to law school, she worked as a teacher in Boston, and then with several non-profit organizations in Brazil.

During her time at the Law School, she has devoted herself to both public interest and pro bono work, volunteering with the Woodlawn Legal Clinic, the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, the Orleans Public Defender, and the Office of Governor Pat Quinn. She served as the co-chair of the Chicago Law Foundation’s Annual Public Interest Auction as a 2L, and is also involved with the Domestic Violence Project, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Chicago Legal Forum, and the Spring Break of Service.  Christine has summered at Lambda Legal and the National Women’s Law Center, and currently works as a child advocate for the Law School’s Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Christine is also the recipient of the Ms. JD Fellowship, a national award honoring students who advance the status of women in the legal profession.

Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller is our 2L Public Interest Law Society (PILS) Award Winner. Rachel holds BA’s in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Florida. At the Law School, she is involved with the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project, where she works with young indigent men charged with felonies who are being held in adult facilities.  In addition to the clinic, Rachel has also been involved with the Women’s Mentoring Program, the Domestic Violence Project, Neighbors, and the Public Interest Law Society.  She summered at Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami, and before coming to law school, she externed at the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office in Gainesville, Florida.  Rachel will be splitting this summer between the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office and Equip for Equality’s Special Education Clinic in Chicago.