Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, November 24, 2008

About the Pro Bono Newsletter

The Public Service Newsletter is a weekly publication of the Office of Public Service Programs at UNC School of Law. This newsletter contains up-to-date information regarding public service job opportunities, pro bono opportunities, as well as information on public service events and news at Carolina Law and in the local community.

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This newsletter will be the final newsletter for 2008. Weekly newsletters will restart at the beginning of the spring semester.

Public Service News

CCPS Offers Summer Fellowships for Students
The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) is now accepting applications for the 2009 Robert E. Bryan Fellowships and the UNC Entrepreneurial Public Service Fellowships. Any returning, full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill is eligible to apply. Each fellow plans and works on a summer project with a community partner as well as a faculty mentor who is familiar with the fellow's topic and/or geographic area. For more information, visit If you have questions after reviewing the online materials, call Elaine Tola at 843-7568 or email Applications are due 2/13/09.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Information on Upcoming OCIs and Resume Collections

Phase I:
Bidding Jan 9-15, Interviews Feb 2-6
Phase II: Bidding Jan 16-22, Interviews Feb 9-13
Phase III: Bidding Jan 23-29, Interviews Feb 16-20
Phase IV: Bidding Jan 30-Feb 5, Interviews Feb 23-27

Resume Collections:
Resume Collections are set up in weekly phases; each phase beings on a Monday and ends on Sunday. The first resume collection deadline is Sunday, January 11th.

Job Bank Postings:
Postings are added frequently all year long. Check Job Bank at least weekly.

Public Service Resources

Looking for job opportunities or hoping to learn more about public interest organizations? Visit PSLawNet! PSLawNet is a great source for summer and permanent positions, both paid and unpaid. Registration is free to UNC Law students and allows you to search for jobs based on practice areas, location, and more. To get started, visit

Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

2009-11 NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program Fellowship
Washington, DC
This two-year fellowship provides a wonderful opportunity for a public interest-minded law graduate who also has an interest in legal education and diversity. The NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, a joint initiative undertaken by both organizations in 2008, is designed to provide information about the law and the legal profession to high school students and encourage them to pursue legal careers. In particular, the program targets students from minority groups that are underrepresented in the practice of law. Law firms that participate in the program are matched with local high schools where volunteer lawyers teach substantive law classes in the high school setting as well as host programs for participating high school students at the law firm. The Fellow will administer this new program and have responsibility for providing training, curriculum development assistance, and other support to participating law firms. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information, click here.

Southern Poverty Law Center Two-Year Legal Fellowship
The Southern Poverty Law Center offers two-year fellowships starting in September 2009. The Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing bigotry and oppression through education and litigation. Currently, the Center's areas of legal advocacy include juvenile justice, immigrant justice, education reform, and combating hate groups. For additional information, visit The Fellow may be placed in any one of the Center's offices in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Florida and will work primarily on juvenile justice and school-to-prison pipeline litigation and campaigns. The decision regarding placement of the Law Fellow will not occur until the Spring of 2009, as the Center's staffing needs are assessed. Please note that the Center's Immigrant Justice Project has a separate fellowship that is not at this time hiring for 2009.
To apply for the 2009-2011 fellowship, please submit a cover letter, resume, one unedited writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of three references by December 1, 2008, to: Southern Poverty Law Center, ATTN: Human Resources, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104 or:

The Duke Endowment
The Duke Endowment currently is accepting applications for its 2009-2011 Fellowship program, a two-year, full-time position for those who recently have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees and who aspire to be leaders in the philanthropic and/or nonprofit sector.

The Endowment is looking for applicants who have demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector and exhibited leadership potential in their civic and/or professional life.
In addition, applicants for The Duke Endowment Fellowship must be a past or current resident of North Carolina or South Carolina OR recent graduate of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina.

For more information about the program, visit:

Save the Date!

Conference on Public Service and the Law
Jan 30-31, 2009, University of Virginia

The 10th Annual Conference on Public Service & the Law will held at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia on January 30-31, 2009. The keynote speaker is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito. The special guest speaker is Alan Morrison, the founder and former director of the Public Citizen Litigation Group. In addition, there will be a host of topical public-interest law panels and career workshops.

Founded by law students at the University of Virginia ten years ago, the Conference on Public Service and the Law brings together students, faculty, attorneys, and policymakers to explore public-interest issues facing today's legal community and related career paths for young attorneys.

Past conferences have drawn more than 500 law students and close to 100 panelists from across the country.

For more information about the Conference, contact co-chairs Jessica DeVera ( or Nicole Stockey ( or visit

To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Allison Standard, RA, Public Service Programs.

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