For UNC Center for Civil Rights
DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: The UNC Center for Civil Rights is committed to the advancement of civil rights and social justice, especially in the American South. Our mission is three-fold - to sponsor research, to train law students and to serve the community through direct representation of clients. The Center is involved in a number of lawsuits and policy initiatives designed to protect civil rights and advance the law.
DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: The Center's work focuses on education, economic justice, housing and community development and voting rights. Externs are directly involved in one or more projects during the semester, depending on case needs and their own interests. Students may interview clients and witnesses, conduct factual and legal research, help strategize cases, write memos and briefs, make presentations, attend hearings or prepare policy analyses. Work hours are flexible.
COURSE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: Externs should be self-starters with a commitment to social justice. The Center can have two students per semester.