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
Lawyering Across Difference, 2009 Festival of Legal Learning
Fri 2/6, 3:45-6:00pm, Friday Center
The Festival of Legal Learning is an annual event for practicing attorneys to earn CLE credit, but this year there is a valuable opportunity for students, too!
The Lawyering Across Difference session will provide a framework for reflection on how to approach client interviewing in diverse settings as well as an opportunity for practice with and discussion of scenarios that illustrate common situations in which lawyers must understand and negotiate cross-cultural dilemmas.
The two hour session will count as pro bono hours if you participate in another pro bono project that involves client interviewing this semester.
Sign-up at http://www.mysignup.com/probono/by Wed 1/21
Questions? Email Melissa Michaud - email@example.com
The Obama Presidency and the Fight for the Courts
Thurs 1/22, 12pm, Room 5042
The Federalist Society presents Manuel Miranda discussing the future of judicial nominations under the Obama administration.
One Student One *Warm Gift Deadline
Fri 1/23, Rotunda
The SBA Public Service Committee will be collecting monetary donations from students that will be used to purchase coats, hats, and gloves for children in the Chapel Hill and Durham area. Considering the economic hardship many families currently face, your donations will help keep children warm this season. Please stop by our table in the rotunda to make a donation. If you have questions, please contact Sonal Raja at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vivian Intermont at email@example.com.
2009 PUBLIC INTEREST RETREAT
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.
DVAP Interest and Planning Meeting
Tues 1/27, 12pm, Room 4082
C-PILO Silent Auction Preview
1/27-1/29, 12pm, Room 4004
Come to Room 4004 during lunch to see the items that will be available during the C-PILO Silent Auction and to place an early bid!
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
"Creating a World Without Poverty," Public Lecture by Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Thurs 2/5, 11am, Koury Auditorium, Kenan-Flagler Business School
For more information and to RSVP, visit http://www.global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=792&Itemid=94
Summer Employment Opportunities
Upcoming On Campus Interviews:
Phase 2 (Deadline- January 22)
District Attorney- District 5 - Wilmington, NC
NC Office of the Capital Defender - Durham, NC
Phase 3 (Deadline- January 29)
Disability Rights North Carolina- Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Commission - Raleigh, NC
Public Defender - District 15B - Orange/Chatham Counties
The Women's Center - Chapel Hill, NC
Phase 4 (Deadline- February 5)
Charlotte City Attorney's Office - Charlotte, NC
NC Office of the Appellate Defender - Durham, NC
Public Defender - District 26 - Mecklenburg County, NC
US Air Force JAG Corps - Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Upcoming Resume Collect Deadlines:
District Attorney- District 15A - Graham, NC (1/25)
International House - Charlotte, NC (1/25)
NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2/8)
Upcoming Job Bank Deadlines:
District Attorney- District 21- Winston-Salem, NC (1/20)
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)
VT Legal Aid- Domestic Violence Fellowship- Montpelier, VT (1/26)
US Dept. of Justice Exec. Ofc. for Immigration Review- Miami, FL (1/30)
Youth Law Center- San Francisco, CA (1/30)
Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending- Durham, NC (1/31)
ACLU- Washington, DC (2/1)
ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project-NY (2/1)
Law Students in Action Project- Upstate NY (2/6)
2009 North Carolina Attorney General's Office Summer Internship Program
Application and information available at http://www.ncdoj.com/legalservices/lg_clerkships.jsp.
Due Feb 15.
For a complete list of public interest employers participating in OCIs, Resume Collect, and Job Bank, click
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 http://www.pslawnet.org/.
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 http://www.meckbar.org/newsevents/printerfriendly.cfm?CONT_ID=6692 for more details.
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Stipend (Due 3/6), See http://www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.shtml for more details.
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program (Due 2/1), See http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/features/us/nc/nc_app.aspx for more details.
For more summer funding sources, click
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)
For more opportunities, check PSLawNet at pslawnet.org.
Public Service News
Fourth Annual "Working in the Public Interest: Advancing Social Justice" Conference
University of Georgia School of Law, February 27-28, 2009
This two day event features panels and roundtable discussions with speakers drawn from all parts of the country. The conference will be held in Athens, Georgia, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. We can also arrange free housing for student attendees who would like to stay with other students here in Athens.
The conference will include presentations on human rights in the Southeast, juvenile sentencing, eyewitness testimony, economic disparity with civic engagement, healthcare, the right to marry, and sex trafficking.
Registration and other useful information are available online at www.law.uga.edu/wipi. If you have questions or concerns, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working in a public interest job outside of Chapel Hill this summer?
Exchange or rent from other law students at the NALP Apartment Exchange: www.nalpexchange.org.