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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Jessica Schneider

Title/s:  Adjunct faculty

Email: jschneider@pili.org


Jessica is the Managing Attorney for the Northern Region at the Public Interest Law Initiative and is responsible for helping PILI to expand and enhance pro bono legal assistance in the northern portion of Illinois. Prior to joining PILI, Jessica worked as a Staff Attorney in the Special Education Clinic at Equip for Equality. Before that, Jessica worked as a Staff Attorney at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights for seven years, practicing in both their Fair Housing and Education Equity Projects. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Washington University in St Louis and her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. Jessica a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association, serving on its Special Committee on Racial Inequality. She speaks Spanish and has advocated for many Spanish-speaking families.


BA, Political Science and Spanish, Washington University

JD, DePaul University College of Law

Program Areas

Education Law Practicum