Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, November 16, 2009

Events at UNC Law


N.C. State Government Internship Program Information Session, 12:00-12:50p, 4085


Education Pioneers 2010 Summer Fellowship Program Information Session, 12:00-12:50p, 4085


Environmental Law Project: Victor Flatt's Presentation on the Upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, 12:00-12:50p, 5046


Public Interest Job Search 101, 12:00 - 12:50p, 4082

Save the Date!

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Information Sessions

Tuesday, November 17, 3:30-4:30p, Global Education Center, Room 3009

Wednesday, November 18, 11:30a-12:30p, Global Education Center, Room 3009

The UNC Area Studies Centers will conduct a joint information session for students interested in Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships. FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages (for Latin America these include Brazilian Portuguese, Yucatec Maya, Haitian Creole, and other indigenous and creole languages of Latin America) and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students.

Sanford Journal of Public Policy - Call for Submissions for Inaugural Issue

The Sanford Journal of Public Policy is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its inaugural Spring 2010 issue. The journal's goal is to provide a forum where public policy graduate students, faculty, and professionals can contribute to the current policy discourse through insightful analysis and innovative solutions. SJ is currently accepting submissions on a wide variety of topics relevant to today's policy challenges. Email for additional information. Deadline: December 15, 2009.

Funding Opportunities

UNC Center for Public Service - Call for Proposals for Public Service Fellowships

Are you looking for a meaningful summer experience? Do you have an idea for a public service project you would like to do over the summer. Do you want to work in partnership with a community and faculty mentor to make a difference in YOUR home town or ANYWHERE in the world? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions please consider applying for a Robert E. Bryan Fellowship or a UNC Entrepreneurial Public Service Fellowship offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service. All Fellows receive a stipend of up to $3,000 to fund their projects. Any returning, full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill is eligible to apply. Application Deadline: February 8, 2010. More information.

Current Pro Bono Opportunities

If you are interested in signing up for a project listed below, visit for details and contact Lauren Felter at

Make sure to also consider signing up for the Fall Break and Winter Break Pro Bono Trips!

Immigrants' Rights Violations - ACLU - Raleigh, NC

Legal Researcher - First Amendment - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Research Assistant - Admin Law - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Legal Researcher - Securities - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Legal Research and CLE Preparation - Notaries - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Civil Rights and Property - UNC Center for Civil Rights - Chapel Hill, NC

Intern for Small District Court Practice - Patrick E. Morgan, Esq. - Carrboro, NC

Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

Institute for Justice: Summer 2010 Law Clerk Positions

To apply to the Institute for Justice send a cover letter (detailing your interest in IJ), resume, and writing sample to the attention of Clerk/Intern Coordinator at the Institute for Justice, 901 N. Glebe Road, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22203. Email: Fax: 703.682.9321.

NC State State Government Internship Program

The NC State Government Internship Program is offering up to 65 paid summer internships in state government agencies. Summer interns work for full-time for ten weeks and earn $8.25/hour. For criteria and application: Deadline: Postmarked by January 20, 2010.

ACLU Racial Justice Program, Summer 2010 Internship Program

First and second year students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, civil rights, and civil liberties. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Email application to with the subject "Re: RJP Legal Internship Summer 2010" or mail to: Marika Plater, Internship Coordinator, RE: Summer Internship Program 2010, Racial Justice Program, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004. For more info:

National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) Fellowship Opportunities (NYU Law)

There are two fellowship opportunities: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at the Vera Institute of Justice and The National Center of Philanthropy and the Law Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at NYU's Office of Legal Counsel. Please visit for more information and to download the application form or apply online. Application Deadline: December 4, 2009. Questions: Contact Erin Ortiz at 212.998.6168 or

Make sure to check Symplicity regularly for OCI with public interest employers.

Public Service Resources

Featured CSO Resource: Public Interest Job Search Guide

Equal Justice Works Blog
To read about news and thoughts regarding public interest law, check out the Equal Justice Works Blog at

Public Service News

Could there be a Right to Counsel in Civil Cases?, NC Lawyers Weekly, November 9, 2009

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

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