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Erin Wilson Laegeler
Erin Wilson Laegeler
Judicial Law Clerk
Legal Studies

Current Location: Peoria, IL

Hometown: Rushville, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 2012 (Legal Studies & Political Science)

Other Degrees: J.D. 2016, Charlotte School of Law

Current Position: Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joe B. McDade

Career Highlights

“After graduating from UIS, Erin was selected for the James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship program, during which she worked as a press assistant for former Governor Pat Quinn. Upon completion of the fellowship program, she attended law school and was sworn into the Illinois Bar Association in November 2016. Thereafter, she worked as a research attorney for the Fourth District Illinois Appellate Court and, subsequently, as an Assistant Appellate Prosecutor for the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor. Erin is currently serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joe B. McDade in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.”

Memories of UIS

“My favorite memory of my time at UIS was winning Springfest—twice! Springfest is a fun-filled week packed with activities and competition, and it is a great way to connect with people at UIS.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?

“The Legal Studies program, particularly the dreaded LES 401 (Legal Research and Citation) and LES 402 (Legal Writing), provided an outstanding foundation for my legal education. I cannot overstate how instrumental these classes were; they truly gave me an edge over my peers in law school.”

Interesting Fact

Her favorite book is “Pride and Prejudice.”