Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, October 8, 2012

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The Office of Public Service Programs is here to serve students who are pursuing a career in public interest law and provide opportunities for all students to engage in the School of Law's tradition of public service. Look out for the Public Service Newsletter each Monday for information about public service career opportunities, events, resources, news, and more. View past newsletters.

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Events at UNC Law

"Los Otros DREAMERS"

Wednesday, October 10, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 5042

A talk on Mexican youth deported back to Mexico who are organizing for educational rights in Mexico with speaker Atzin Polo Mendieta. Sponsored by: Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic and the Immigration Law Association.

Come Meet a Shelter Dog!

Wednesday, October 10, 12:30-1:50 p.m., Courtyard

Stop by the courtyard to meet a dog from the Orange County Animal Shelter. This month's adoption fee is half price (only $60!). Organized by Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

UNC Law Democrats: Voter Protection with Obama for America

Thursday, October 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 5042

On the campaign, voter protection generally fulfills two functions: 1.) monitoring state policies that will affect voter rights and turnout, and 2.) recruiting and training volunteer lawyers to watch over individual polling locations. This year we're expecting up to 40% of the legal volunteer spots to be filled by law students. If you're interested in organizing, recruiting, and training law students throughout North Carolina, or would like to monitor a precinct on election day, and get pro bono hours, please sign up through this Google form.

Women in Law Supplement Sale

Monday, October 15, 11:45-1:00 p.m., Rotunda

Women in Law will be tabling in the Rotunda to sell used 1L, 2L, and 3L course supplements to help you prepare your outlines and ace your finals! The sale will also be held at the same time and place on Wednesday, October 17.

Introducing the UNC SBA Multicultural and Diversity Committee with Professor Daye

Monday, October 15, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 5046

Please join the members of the Committee as they introduce themselves and their mission. Professor Daye will be joining to talk about his recent publication regarding diversity in law schools.

Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

Upcoming Government Job Deadlines

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (U: ranger, P: cookies).

  • Department of Defense - Honors Summer (2L): October 11
  • Department of Labor - Honors (3L): October 12
  • Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition Honors Summer (2L): October 12
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of General Counsel Summer (2L): October 15
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Chief Counsel's Civilian Honors Program (3L): October 15
  • National Labor Relations Board - Honors (3L): October 15

Be sure to check Symplicity this week for public interest summer and post-graduate job opportunities! Another great resource is PSJD.

Other Public Interest Events

DVAP's Annual 5K!

Saturday, October 13, 5:00 p.m., Finley Cross Country Course

Sign up online for DVAP's Annual 5k by Wednesday, October 10. $20 registration fee includes race registration, tshirt, and snacks on race day! For more information contact Lauren Demanovich.

Public Service News

Legal Aid of NC Celebrates 50 Years of Service!

This week marked Legal Aid of North Carolina's 50th anniversary. Read more from coverage of the event. Learn about LANC and check the pro bono board and website to get involved with LANC projects to serve our state's legal needs!

Current Pro Bono Opportunities

Projects are posted on the Pro Bono Board near the mailboxes and are listed online at Students can sign up for projects on the Pro Bono Board or email

Driver's License Restoration Project Case Preparation

Thursday, October 11, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 5003

Meeting for students who have completed the project's required training.

Pro Bono Winter Break Trip Applications Due

Sunday, October 14, 11:59 p.m.

This year, the Pro Bono Program will be taking fifteen to twenty students to the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation in Western North Carolina. There, students will help run a walk in legal clinic for residents. Students interested in applying must fill out and submit their applications online.

Applications are due Sunday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m. and applicants will be notified of their selection status by Sunday, October 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Email Kelly Anderson and Munashe Magarira if you have any questions.

To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Ashley McAlarney, Public Service Fellow.

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