Intern Profiles

Featured Intern: Lauren Lewis

Lauren Lewis is a 3L at the University of Illinois at Chicago, John Marshall Law School. Lauren previously interned with the Circuit Court of Cook County. Before going to John Marshall, Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from the Mike Curb College of Education and Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Lauren also completed an MBA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Featured Intern: Devin Weinberg

Devin Weinberg is a 3L at the University of Chicago Law School. Originally from South Florida, Devin previously interned with Judges Paul C. Huck and Ursula Ungaro in the Southern District of Florida. Devin received an MA in International Relations from the University of Florida and a BA in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, with minors in Theatre and History. 

Featured Intern: Alexa Tipton

Alexa Tipton is a 3L at Notre Dame Law School. Before LCA, Alexa interned at the 44th District Court in Royal Oak, Michigan where she researched how current driver’s licensing laws have led to a decrease in individuals obtaining their license, thereby increasing the number of individuals driving without their licenses and without driver’s education. Prior to that, Alexa interned at Big Machine Record Label in Nashville, TN where she had the opportunity to learn firsthand the innerworkings of the music business. Alexa received her B.A. with a major in Economics from Hillsdale College in Michigan.

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen is a rising 2L at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Before LCA, Kathleen interned for Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art. She also currently volunteers with the Family Programs department at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Before law school, Kathleen received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Education, Schooling, and Society from the University of Notre Dame and worked as an editor in Chicago. 

Marisa C. Schutz

Marisa Schutz is one of three LCA interns this semester. Marisa is a rising 2L at UIC John Marshall Law School where she works as a student attorney in the UIC John Marshall Law School Trademark Clinic. Before LCA Marisa interned for FOX News at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and with Hillary for America during the Fall 2016 Presidential Campaign. Marisa received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in music from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Alex Karana



Alex Karana is one of three LCA interns this semester. Alex is a graduating 3L at UIC John Marshall Law School. Before LCA, Alex served as a student attorney at the John Marshall’s Patent Clinic. Currently, Alex is the Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Intellectual Property Law at UIC John Marshall and also serves as a judicial extern at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Before law school, Alex worked in the automotive industry and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University ‘13. 


Zahra Zavari


Zahra Zavari is one of three LCA interns this semester. Zahra is currently a 3L at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Before LCA, Zahra served as a student attorney at the Children’s Legal Center and as a Law Clerk at Meltzer Hellrung. At Chicago-Kent Zahra was also an Entrepreneurship Research Assistant with supervising attorney Heather Harper. Zahra also currently serves as a legal extern with Saper Law.


Fall 2019 Interns

Claire Henleben

Claire Henleben is one of two LCA interns this semester. Claire is a 3L at Loyola University of Chicago Law School and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in history and political science. Before LCA, Claire was a research assistant for Professor James Gathii at Loyola and interned for the Clerk of the Court in the Dirksen Federal building and in the Chicago Field Office for the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to her assistance with client intake, Claire was especially helpful in helping us prepare for a lecture about legacy in the arts community with the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art.