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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard establishes UIC Law scholarship in honor of Elizabeth R. Olszewski

CHICAGO (March 10. 2021) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard is honored to establish the “Elizabeth Olszewski Memorial Scholarship” fund at UIC John Marshall Law School. The Fund was established in memory of attorney Elizabeth R. Olszewski, a 2012 graduate of the Law School who passed away in February 2020.

The Fund will provide scholarships to entering UIC Law students who are in the top 10 percent of the applicant pool with preference given to students from Wisconsin. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard established the Fund in 2021 to honor Elizabeth’s legacy and passion for the practice of law.

“Elizabeth was an excellent student, and her hard work in law school carried through to her legal career, allowing her to become a very accomplished lawyer in a short period of time,” Tara R. Devine, Managing Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s Lake County office said. “Elizabeth was at the top of her class and was very proud of her achievements in law school and Wisconsin roots. This scholarship truly acknowledges and represents the best qualities in Elizabeth: her hard work and heart.”

Ever since her childhood years growing up in Union Grove, Wis., Elizabeth knew she wanted to be a lawyer. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, she had her sights set on law school and received a B.A. cum laude in political science with a concentration in law and criminal justice in 2008. She then took a job working in a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Racine, Wis. and continued working there through her time as a law student at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. A member of the Law Review, she graduated magna cum laude.

In 2013, Elizabeth joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney. During her seven years with the firm, Elizabeth had a profound impact on her colleagues, clients, and countless other people she encountered inside and outside the courtroom. In recognition of her outstanding legal work, Elizabeth was recognized as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers and as an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media, an honor given to the top 2% of the lawyers in Illinois who are under 40 years old or have practiced 10 years or less.

When she wasn’t tirelessly working up a case for one of her clients, Elizabeth volunteered with the “Waukegan 2 College” program, a non-profit organization focused on providing assistance to students who have limited abilities in navigating the college application process, such as language or financial barriers. Elizabeth was also active in several professional organizations and regularly made presentations and speeches to legal groups on her trial experience at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard.

UIC Law is the 16th college at the University of Illinois at Chicago—Chicago’s largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution. Located in the heart of the City’s legal, financial and commercial districts, UIC Law is recognized as one of the most diverse law schools in the nation and is a leader in providing access to underrepresented students. Read more. 

For more information, please contact Marcie Mangan at (312) 372-1227 or mmangan@salvilaw.com

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