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.
Reminder to 2L and 3L 2012 Summer Grant Recipients: Log C-PILO Volunteer Hours!
Any students who have already completed volunteer hours are reminded to log their hours online. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ashley McAlarney with any questions.
Events at UNC Law
CRCGE Fall 2012 Film Festival
"Miss Representation," Monday, November 12,
7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 5046
"The Invisible War," Tuesday, November 13, 7:00-9:00
p.m., Room 5048
"A Sentence for Two," Wednesday, November 14,
7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 5046
"Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria,"
Thursday, November 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 5046
This November, in advance of the
2013 conference "Body as Battleground: Why the Law Continues to Fail
Women," the Conference on Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity is
partnering with Women in Law, the Domestic Violence Action Project, Child
Action, the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy, Law Students for
Reproductive Justice, and the Lambda Law Students Association, to present a
week long documentary film festival, showcasing award-winning films about
contemporary legal issues that implicate women's rights. This festival
will create opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to think
critically about women's issues as a lead-in to February's conference.
Dinner will be provided each night of the festival. For more information on the films,
check the law school calendar online or the Facebook event.
3L Public Interest Job Search Group: First Meeting
Tuesday, November 13, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 5054
Are you searching for post-graduate
public interest or government employment? Are you looking for a supportive
place to get career advice, new ideas, and access to relevant resources? Are
you stressed about your job search and in need of encouragement?
Over the next few months, the Career
Services Office will be providing a unique opportunity for 3Ls seeking public
interest and government employment to gather in small group sessions to provide
peer-to-peer job search support.
Please see the attached flyer for more information about the
goals, content, and logistics of the 3L Public Interest Job Search Group. If
you are interested in participating, please:
- Complete this survey
to give us feedback about what you are looking to gain and what day of the
week and time is best for you to meet regularly.
- Attend the first meeting of the 3L Job Search Group on Tuesday,
November 13 at Noon in Room 5054.
Questions? Contact Adrienne
Allison or Samara Reynolds in the CSO.
1L Workshop: Your Public Interest Job Search
Monday, November 19, 12:00-12:50
p.m., Room 5042
program will help 1L students navigate summer employment options in the public
sector. We will review essential topics to help you get started on your summer
public interest job search, including how to research employers, job search
timing, application materials, and summer funding. Questions? Contact Adrienne Allison in the CSO.
Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Spotlight Job: Pisgah Legal Services Legal Intern (Symplicity #7102)
Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to the pursuit of justice by
providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western
North Carolina to meet their basic needs to improve their lives. Please visit their website
for more information about the type of civil law programs that they offer to
residents of Western North Carolina.
NOTE FOR 2Ls: Pisgah Legal Services is committed to trying to accommodate 2L
applicants who would like to apply for UNC Law Early Decision Public Interest
Grants. If you are a 2L interested in this early decision funding, the deadline
for applying to Pisgah is November 26 at 10:00 a.m. Pisgah will select 2L
applicants for interviews via Skype on Friday, November 30. (Skype interviews
can be held in the CSO.) Pisgah will make offers by 5:00 p.m. on November 30 so
that selected students will have sufficient time to prepare their grant
applications by UNC's deadline of December 7. Please see Adrienne Allison in
CSO with any questions.
The deadline for all other applicants -- 1L students and 2L students not
planning to apply for Early Decision funding -- is February 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Remember
that 1Ls may not submit application materials until December 1, 2012.
For more information on this job, check out the job bank on Symplicity!
Upcoming Government Deadlines
Details on the opportunities listed
below, as well as postings for other summer and post-graduate positions with
state and/or federal government employers can be found in the Government Honors & Internship
Handbook (U: ranger, P: cookies). We encourage you to check the Handbook regularly for new
opportunities and updated information.
Summer Internships (2L)
Regulatory Commission Internship - November 15 (deadline moved up from December
- DHHS Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services Internship - December 7
- EPA Office of Admin Law
Judges Summer Honors Clerkship
- December 7
- National Nuclear Security
Administration Internship -
- Dept of Commerce
International Commission Internship
- December 28
- DHHS Departmental Appeals
Board Internship - December 31
Post-Graduate Opportunities (3L)
- Air Force Judge Advocate
General (JAG) Active Duty -
Other Public Interest Events
Hidden Voices 2012 Benefit and Hometown Premiere of "Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till"
Friday, November 16, Events from
5:00-8:30 p.m., Varsity Theater (Franklin Street)
2003, Hidden Voices has collaborated with underrepresented communities to
create award-winning works that combine narrative, mapping, performance, music,
digital media, animation, and interactive exhibits to engage audiences and
participants in explorations of difficult issues.
Please join honorary host Frank Stasio,
Vimala Rajendran, Mike Wiley, the filmmakers of Dar He, and Hidden Voices
as we celebrate 10 years and raise funds to support the 2012 work with
veterans, students, teachers, and juvenile justice.
more information on the film screening, ticket prices, and the Hidden Voices
project, visit their website.
Other Public Interest Opportunities
Environmental Justice Workshop
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m., Stone Center (main campus)
Led by environmental
justice advocates and activists from Halifax County, the workshop will explore
the history of the environmental justice movement in Tillery, NC. Attendees
will also discuss strategies and tips about working in justice movements.
Tuesday's workshop is the 2nd event in the Stone Center's newly created
"Education for Action" workshop series. In partnership with several
local organizations, the series brings advocates and activists to the UNC
campus to talk about contemporary social justice issues and strategies for
organizing in communities. Activists focusing on politics, environmental
justice and social justice movements will host workshops to talk about their
activities and give workshop attendees tips on how to work with and within
social justice movements. The goal of the series is to re-set ideas about
activism and engagement; to understand what it means to work in solidarity with
communities that are engaged in struggle; and to make connections between
movement oriented work and positive change.
All "Education for Action" workshops
and events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will also
be served. For more information on this event, the "Education for Action"
series or RSVP, please visit on Facebook, send an
The Stone Center is located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, just past the
Bell Tower on South Road.
RebLaw (Rebellious Lawyering) Conference 2013
Registration is now open for the
19th Annual RebLaw ("Rebellious Lawyering") Conference!
will be held at Yale Law School on the weekend of February 22-23. Participants can register online.
RebLaw will feature nearly two dozen
panels and workshops, including:
- Grassroots Chinese Legal Reform
Juvenile Justice Reform
- Immigration Detention and the Legitimacy Crisis at
- Rethinking Eyewitness Identification Evidence
- From the Inside
Out: A Faith Based Approach to Social Justice
- Child Sex Trafficking in the
- Access to Justice and Human Rights in International Investment
- The Future of Collective Bargaining
- "From Baghdad to
Bayview": The Militarization of Urban Policing
- Contraception Access,
Advocacy and Litigation
- Lawyering for Social Enterprise: The Legal Landscape
of Alternative Corporate Structures and Triple-Bottom-Lines
- and more!
You can find more details on the
conference online. Check out the Facebook page
for regular updates.