Meet the Careers Team

Illinois Law’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development strives to set the bar in terms of counseling, responsiveness, innovation, teamwork, market analysis, and employer outreach.

Greg MiareckiGreg Miarecki, Executive Assistant Dean
(312) 342-0129
miarecki@illinois.edu
Greg leads the College’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, including employer outreach, strategic planning, and program design and implementation. A partner at Winston & Strawn LLP focusing on complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal matters, Greg received his BA in public policy cum laude from the University of Chicago and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

Jolynn CarolineJolynn Caroline, Director
(217) 244-3597
jccaroli@illinois.edu
Jolynn counsels students and alumni, with a focus on students interested in securing clerkships and practicing on the West Coast. Jolynn graduated with honors with a BS in community health from the University of Illinois and earned her JD from the College of Law, where she served as notes editor for the Law Review. Before joining the College in 2006, Jolynn was an associate with Holland & Knight and Ungaretti & Harris, practicing in labor/employment law, product liability, aviation litigation, and construction law.

Alex PillerAlex Piller, Director
(217) 244-9359
apiller2@illinois.edu
Alex counsels students and alumni, with a focus on students interested in practicing intellectual property law. Alex earned his BS from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his JD from The University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. Before joining Illinois Law in 2014, Alex was a patent litigator at firms in New York City and Chicago.

Matthew CleggMatthew Clegg, Assistant Director
(217) 265-0004
mclegg@illinois.edu
Matthew counsels students and alumni and specializes in counseling those interested in a public interest or government career. Matthew earned his BA from the University of Illinois, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marian University, and his JD from the College of Law magna cum laude, where he served as the book review editor for the Law Review. Before joining the College of Law in 2015, Matthew worked as an associate in Chicago with Winston & Strawn LLP where he focused on financial services litigation. He has also worked as a social worker and as a teaching fellow in Gary, Indiana through the New Teacher Project.