Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, November 2, 2009

Events at UNC Law


Kristin Kalla, International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims, 12:00-12:50p, 4085


Pro Bono Program Keynote Speaker: Martin Eakes, CEO of Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending, 12:00-1:00p, 4085


ELP Presentation: "Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness," 12:00-12:50p, 5046


Winter Break Pro Bono Project Sign-ups, 7:00a-1:00p, Rotunda

New Orleans Pro Bono Trip Breakfast Fundraiser, 7:00a, Rotunda

HIV/AIDS and the Law Panel, 12:00-12:50p, 4085



Alternative Careers Week Keynote Speaker: Leslie Winner, Executive Director of Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, 12:00 - 12:50p, 4085

Save the Date!

Ann McColl's: Constitutional Tales, Capitol, Raleigh NC

Thursday, November 5, 7:30p

Ann McColl, Attorney and Associate Professor at UNC School of Government will be weave together stories of the leaders and significant events that have influenced the development of North Carolina's constitutional requirements for education. In the set of tales that will be shared at the State Capitol, McColl will explore why North Carolina has such a long ballot of state elected officials and the often-time amended relationship between the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

To reserve a seat, register in advance by calling or e-mailing the the Capitol at 919-733-4994 or

Climate Change: The Ultimate Threat Multiplier

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00p-9:00p, The Friday Center

Free movie screening and forum discussion on the implications of climate change on national security and geo-political stability. Produced by Oxfam America and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Space is limited, please RSVP to

Funding Opportunities

2Ls Only: Early Decision Public Interest Summer Grant will be available

The School of Law will be awarding a limited number of public interest summer grants to 2Ls in the fall. The application is currently available through My Carolina Law (Student Life Tab, Select Summer Grant Application). Deadline to Apply: November 12. Students must have an offer from a public interest employer to receive a grant.

Please note: 2Ls will be eligible to apply for public interest summer grants in the spring of 2010 as well.

Please see Sylvia Novinsky with any questions.

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!

Commerce Clause/Environmental Law Research - NC DOJ - Raleigh, NC

Computer Records Document Review - Office of the Capital Defender - Durham, NC

LGBT Case Analysis, Lambda Law and ICJ - Chapel Hill, NC

Immigrants' Rights Violations - ACLU - Raleigh, NC

Curriculum for Medical - Legal Partnership - Legal Aid of North Carolina - Pittsboro, NC

Legal Researcher - Finance - Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity (UNC School of Law)

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

Legal Researcher - N.C. State Bar - Raleigh, NC

Municipal Law and Demolition Liens - Office of the City Attorney - Durham, NC

Civil Rights and Property - UNC Center for Civil Rights - UNC School of Law

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

Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

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:

Brown, Goldstein, and Levy, LLP Disability Rights Fellowship

One year fellowship starting in September 2010. Application Deadline: November 16, 2009.

For details:

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

Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program

This is a ten-week summer internship in Washington D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. For more information and application visit Application Deadline: January 29, 2010. Questions: Contact Colin Ben, Internship Coordinator, at

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

Public Service Resources

Featured CSO Resource: Federal Loan Repayment Legislation

To access summary of federal loan repayment legislation:

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

'Civil Gideon' Trumpets Legal Discord, Wall Street Journal, 10.27.2009

Integrating Pro Bono and Legal Aid, The Lawyer's Weekly (Canada), 10.30.2009

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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