Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, January 12, 2009

About the Pro Bono Newsletter

The Public Service Newsletter is a weekly publication of the Office of Public Service Programs at UNC School of Law. This newsletter contains up-to-date information regarding public service job opportunities, pro bono opportunities, as well as information on public service events and news at Carolina Law and in the local community.

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Events at UNC Law

1L Summer Job Information Fair
Tues 1/13, 11:45, Rotunda
1Ls will have a chance to explore summer job options by talking with 2Ls and 3Ls who have worked in a variety of settings, including small, medium and large law firms, corporations, prosecutors' offices, public defenders' offices, non-profit, federal government, state government, legal aid, judicial internships and more. Free pizza for all 1L attendees!

Professor James Ellis Discusses "An Act to Amend the Capital Trial, Sentencing and Post-Conviction for a Person with a Severe Mental Disability"
Wed 1/14, Noon, Boardroom
Join Professor James Ellis of the University of New Mexico discusses a bill he will introduce to state legislators, regarding capital punishment as it relates to and affects people with severe mental disabilities. Co-sponsored by the Disability Law Organization and the Death Penalty Project.

Community Legal Project Training Session
Wed 1/14, 7-7:45pm, Room 4085
All students interested in volunteering with CLP during the spring semester should attend this information session.

Fri 1/23, 2-6pm, Law School Building
Gather for an afternoon of inspiration, career advice, camaraderie and support. We will be joined by practitioners, faculty members and other students. Keynote address by Dean Gene Nichol. Dinner will be served.
Please register by January 16 at

C-PILO Annual Auction and Benefit!
Thurs 1/29, 6pm, Carolina Club
Silent Auction begins at 6:00 pm
Live Auction begins at 7:30 pm
Proceeds go to summer grants for students working in unpaid or low-paying public interest internships. Emceed by Professor Richard Myers with Auctioneer Michael Parker ('89).

Interested in volunteering or donating? Email Sarah Long at

Summer Employment Opportunities

Upcoming On Campus Interviews:

Phase 1 (Deadline- January 15)
ACLU of North Carolina - Raleigh, NC
Center for Death Penalty Litigation - Durham, NC
District Attorney - District 26 - Charlotte, NC
National Labor Relations Board - Winston-Salem, NC
NC Institute for Constitutional Law - Raleigh, NC
NC School Boards Association - Raleigh, NC
US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps - Fort Bragg, NC

Phase 2 (Deadline- January 22)
District Attorney- District 5 - Wilmington, NC
NC Office of the Capital Defender - Durham, NC

Upcoming Resume Collect Deadlines:
District Attorney- District 15A - Graham, NC (1/25)
International House - Charlotte, NC (1/25)

Upcoming Job Bank Deadlines:
ACLU Racial Justice Program- New York, NY (1/15)
District Attorney- District 21- Winston-Salem, NC (1/20)
Federal Defenders, Middle District of AL- Montgomery, AL (1/15)
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse- Alexandria, VA (1/15)
Natural Resources Defense Council- Various Locations (1/15)
NC General Assembly- Raleigh, NC (1/21)
NC Youth Advocacy Internships- multiple positions- Raleigh, NC (1/21)
US Attorney's Office- District of Maryland- Baltimore, MD (1/31)
US Attorney's Office- Eastern District of TN- Various Locations (1/21)
US Attorney's Office- Southern Dist. of CA- San Diego, CA (1/15)
US Dept. of the Interior- Office of the Solicitor- Portland, OR (1/23)

For a complete list of public interest employers participating in OCIs, Resume Collect, and Job Bank, click here .

Expand Your Job Search Beyond Symplicity: Search PSLawNet!
PSLawNet is a great source for summer and permanent positions, both paid and unpaid. Registration is free to UNC Law students and allows you to search for jobs based on practice areas, location, and more. To get started, visit

Summer Funding Opportunities

2009 Summer Grant Information Session
Tues. 1/27, Noon, Room 4085
Come learn about the application process for summer grants distributed by the law school and C-PILO! You do not need to have a summer job offer to attend this meeting!
Questions? See Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs.

Outside Funding Sources:
2009 James B. McMillan Public Service Summer Fellowships
(Due 3/18), See for more details.
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Stipend (Due 3/6), See for more details.
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program (Due 2/1), See for more details.

For more summer funding sources, click here .

Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

Postgraduate Opportunities On Symplicity:
Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Fellowship- Atlanta, GA (Due 2/14)
PSLawNet Fellowship, 2009-2010- Washington, DC (Submit applications AFTER 1/14)
UNC Center for Civil Rights Fellowship (Due 7/31)

To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Allison Standard, RA, Public Service Programs.

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