Kelli Schmidt

Kelli Schmidt

About Kelli: I attended Illinois State University, where I earned my bachelor's degree, and I enjoyed working for the auditorium on campus for three years. There I helped run events that sometimes featured celebrities, including Wiz Khalifa and Robin Williams.

Previous Legal and/or Professional Experience:  I first became interested in the legal field because of my dad, who was a police officer for 35 years. When I decided I wanted to become an attorney, I interned for the Kane County State's Attorney's Office where I worked with traffic and misdemeanor cases, the Domestic Victims Unit, and in DUI court. Over the summer before law school, I was rehired to work in the Special Victims Unit, where I worked with abuse cases.

The summer after my 1L year I worked as a law clerk at Rathbun, Cservanyak, and Kozol, a general practice law firm in Plainfield, IL. I have also just been hired by two NIU Law alumni to work at the Fish Law Firm in Naperville, IL via telecommuting.

What activities are you involved in? I am a member of the NIU Law Review, the secretary of the Public Interest Law Society, and a 1L Mentor through the mentoring program sponsored by the Women's Law Caucus.

This interview was conducted in Fall 2013. 

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