About the Pro Bono Newsletter
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.
Events at UNC Law
"Los Otros DREAMERS"
Wednesday, October 10, 12:00-12:50 p.m.,
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.,
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
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
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 http://www.law.unc.edu/studentlife/probono/projects/. Students can sign up for projects on the Pro Bono Board or email UNCProBonoProjects@gmail.com.
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.