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.
Events at UNC Law
Information Meeting for 2013-2014 Clinic and Externship Lottery Registration (2Ls)
February 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 5042
Students who wish to enroll in a Clinic or
Externship for the 2013-2014 academic year MUST attend this important meeting. Information to register
for the lottery will be given out at this meeting. The lottery registration
will close on Monday, February 25 at 3 p.m.
Summer 2013 Public Interest Grant Information Session
Monday, February 18 &
Tuesday, February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 5048
you be working in unpaid public interest employment this summer? If so, come to
this information session! This is open to current 1Ls and 2Ls interested in
applying for a summer grant for unpaid public interest work for Summer 2013.
This meeting will give you all you need to know about the application process
and summer funding. Information sessions will be held on Monday, February 18
and Tuesday, February 19 from 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m. in room 5048. Grant
applications are due March 21, and recipients will be notified on April 1.
Questions? Contact Dean Novinsky or Adrienne
Fall 2013-2014 Externship and Clinic Q&A for 2Ls
Thursday, February 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 5048
Externship Q&A for 2L students interested in entering
the clinic/externship lottery
17th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity "Body as
Battleground: Why the Law Continues to Fail Women"
February 23, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This year's conference brings together legal scholars, activists, and practitioners to explore the
reality beneath the rhetoric of the war on women. Panelists will contrast the
narrow scope of the current political discourse with the complex reality of
what women from all cross-sections of American society face on a daily basis.
They will explore not only the legal battles fought by and for women in the
twenty-first century, but also discuss how discourse and disparity shapes
women's identity and people's perception of women. Most importantly, panelists
will consider what steps can be taken to shape our legal, political, and
cultural worlds to ensure real and lasting equality for women. Participation is
free for all area students and lunch is included. Register online today!
Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Equal Justice Works Summer Corps: Be sure to apply early!
rolling application for the 2013 Equal Justice Works (EJW) Summer Corps program
is open until Monday, March 18,
2013, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded
program that will provide 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying
legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.
more information on the Summer Corps program and application process, review
EJW's FAQs for
Other Public Interest Events
Innocence, Racial Justice, and the End of the Death Penalty in North Carolina
Distinguished Speaker Series, Spring 2013
The UNC Center for Civil Rights is proud to co-sponsor the
UNC Department of Political Science 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series. These
events occur each Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Genome Sciences
Building on the UNC Campus. Please consider attending as these individuals tell
their incredible stories. See the detailed schedule.
This week's speakers (Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m.) are Glen Edward Chapman and
Prof. Pam Laughon. Ed served 15 years on NC's death row
for two murders he did not commit. Pam Laughon of UNC-A was an
investigator assigned to his defense at trial and subsequently an advocate for
A Tale of Two Law Schools
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., UNC Central School of Law
Join professors and
students from NC Central and UNC-Chapel Hill Schools of Law for a panel
on the history and relationship between the two law schools. Professors
Irving Joyner, Gene Nichol, and Mark Dorosin are slated to participate. For more information please see the event page.
Other Public Interest Opportunities
Alternative Spring Break Conference in Memphis
March 11-15, 2013
University of Memphis Law School is again holding its annual Alternative Spring
Break Conference, this year from March 11-15, 2013. The program will include
eight specialized tracks in which law students from around the country will
have the opportunity to perform community service and participate in classes on
substantive law topics. Only 20 students will be accepted on a national level.
Read more information on the program and how to apply.
Current Pro Bono Opportunities
Driver's License Restoration Project Activities this Week
Thursday, February 21, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Room 5066
Sunday, February 24, 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Rooms 4051 and