Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, November 2, 2015

About the Pro Bono Newsletter

The mission of the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program is to increase the provision of high quality, low-cost legal services to North Carolina residents in need by empowering lawyers to accept more pro bono cases and creating a life-long commitment to pro bono work among UNC Law students. This newsletter supports our mission by providing current students with a comprehensive list of ways to get involved in Pro Bono work while still a student at UNC Law, as well as offering context for the good work our students do through news and information.

Attorney-Sponsored Projects

To secure a spot on an Attorney-Sponsored Project, you must sign up at the Pro Bono Bulletin Board near the student mailboxes. For other questions please contact Molly Gross, Attorney Projects Coordinator, at uncprobonoprojects@gmail.com.

Immigrants' Rights Research

This is a project open to only 2Ls and 3Ls through the North Carolina Justice Center. The student volunteer will research the extent to which HB 318, recently passed by the NC General Assembly, will affect the rights of immigrants and others in NC. In particular, the student will be investigating what agencies and individuals will be required to comply with the law’s restrictions on the types of identifications that can be presented in order to access services. This project is remote, and requires only a ten hour total time commitment.

Charter Schools in North Carolina

This is a project open only to 3Ls through the North Carolina Justice Center. This project involves researching recent N.C. legislation and its impact on new charter schools in the state. The student’s research will inform the N.C. Justice Center’s advocacy strategy on this issue.

Pro Bono Program Initiatives

The Ultimate Pro Bono Bucket List

10 Things Every Law Student Should Experience Before Graduating from UNC School of Law

Contact Olivia Taylor (oetaylor@live.unc.edu) with questions or comments! See below for these wonderful opportunities. Check out the list here: http://blogs.law.unc.edu/probono/2015/10/28/the-pro-bono-bucket-list/

Awesome Events Check out each one!

1. The Food Truck Rodeo
2. Pro Bono Networking Events
3. Pro Bono Week

The PBB’s Fan Favorites Try out each one!

4. Pro Bono Special Trips
5. UNC Cancer Project
6. Healthcare Navigator Project
7. Lawyer on the Line NEW

Everyone has a favorite project. Refer a friend to sign up for your favorite, active project!

8. Refer a Friend

The Winter Break Sign-Ups Tradition

9. Winter Break Sign-Ups

Test Drive A New Area Of Law

10. Explore UNC Law’s Pro Bono Resources

News and Special Events

Winter Break Projects Sign-ups

Reminder that Winter Break Sign-ups will be on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 a.m. in the Rotunda! If you have any suggestions for organizations to contact or areas of law that we should look for projects in, email Hillary Li at hillaryl@live.unc.edu. You will get more specific details about the projects available this year in the next couple weeks.

Keep Logging Those Hours!

  • Class of 2016: 14,625 hours logged and 86.9% class participation. 
  • Class of 2017: 6,451.5 hours logged and 74.5% class participation. 
  • Class of 2018: 577 hours logged and 19.1% class participation. 

To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Jamie Rudd, 3L Class Coordinator.

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