Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, January 26, 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

Pro Bono-Spring Break Trip Interest Meeting
Mon 1/26, Noon, Room 5042
The Pro Bono Program, along with the Center for Civil Rights, will be sponsoring a Spring Break trip to Eastern NC to help the citizens of those rural communities with property issues, drafting wills and powers of attorney, and tax questions. All interested students should come to the meeting to hear more about this amazing trip!
Can't make the meeting, but still interested in the trip? Email Seema Kakad at

Cherie Blair Lecture
Mon 1/25, 5:30pm, Kenan-Flagler Business School's Koury Auditorium
Cherie Blair, noted human rights lawyer and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, will give a free public lecture. The talk is the annual Weatherspoon Lecture and kicks off the spring season of the Dean's Speaker Series. The lecture will be followed by a reception for all attendees, and free parking will be available in the business school parking deck. To reserve a seat for the lecture, call (919) 843-7787 or e-mail

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

Broun Lecture Series- After Obama: Three Post-Racial Challenges
1/29, Noon, Rotunda
Devon Carbado of UCLA will speak as part of the Broun Lecture Series.

Pro Bono: Reflecting Back & Looking Forward
Mon 2/2, Noon, Room 4085
Please join the Pro Bono Program in celebrating this year's Winter Break participation. We'll have "thank you" goodies for those students who participated! We'll be reflecting on this semester's work as well as looking forward to Spring Break pro bono opportunities and highlighting other amazing projects in our community!

"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

Lawrence Mishel: "The Squeeze Behind Us, the Pain Ahead and How to Reach Shared Prosperity"
Mon 2/9, Noon, Rotunda
Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will discuss the current state of the American economy, how we got here and what to do about it. Sponsored by the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Upcoming On Campus Interviews:

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:
NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2/8)
Public Defender, District 10 - Wake County (2/8)

Upcoming Job Bank Deadlines:
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)
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - Washington, DC (2/12)
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center - Washington, DC (2/13)
District Attorney - District 14 - Durham, NC (2/14)
Education Rights Center - Washington, DC (2/14)
Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship - Various locations (2/15)
Asheville Museum of Art - Asheville, NC (2/21)
ACLU of Georgia - National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project Intern - Atlanta, GA (2/28)
National District Attorney's Association - Alexandria, VA (2/28)

Other Opportunities
2009 North Carolina Attorney General's Office Summer Internship Program
Application and information available at Due Feb 15.

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.

PSLawNet Summer 2009 Project Assistant Position Available
Job description can be viewed at and is also posted on PSLawNet. This is an ideal opportunity for students who desire to supplement their income while interning or clerking in Washington, DC in the summer.

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)

For more opportunities, check PSLawNet at

Part Time Job Opportunities

The Institute for the Study of the Americas, Program Assistant Position
The Institute for the Study of the Americas ( is hiring a Student Program Assistant for the Latino Migration Project's 287g Community Conference Program. The Program Assistant will be responsible for the organization, coordination, and publicity for five conferences on immigration issues throughout the state of North Carolina between March 2009 and December 2009. The position will begin in February of 2009 and end in December of 2009. Part time position (6 months) @ ~10 hrs/wk. Compensation up to $16/hour depending on experience. Please send a cover letter, resume and the names of three references by January 30, 2009 to Dr. Hannah Gill,

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 If you have questions or concerns, please email us at:

Working in a public interest job outside of Chapel Hill this summer?
Exchange or rent from other law students at the NALP Apartment Exchange:

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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