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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Events at UNC Law
UNC Environmental Law Project Presents: Carolina Carbon Cup for Carbon Awareness
2/16-2/26, Rotunda, 12-1pm
Let ELP calculate your carbon footprint and help you find easy ways to reduce it. Pledge to reduce your carbon footprint and earn points for your college. Members of the winning college who pledge to reduce their carbon footprint will receive low energy compact fluorescent light bulbs!
DVAP 1L Interest Meeting
Wed. 2/25, 12pm, Room 4082
Domestic Violence Action Project interest meeting for 1Ls. Come and learn about this organization, how you can participate and how to run for a leadership position during the upcoming elections. Information on DVAP public interest summer grants will also be provided! Lunch will be served.
Wilmington District Attorney, Ben David on "The Delgado Case"
Wed. 2/25, 12pm, Room 5046
In one of the largest murder investigations in the history of the FBI, the trial of Tyrone Delgado proved to be both a personal journey to get justice and an unprecedented look at the mind of a convicted rapist and murderer. Come hear District Attorney Ben David, who together with his twin brother, Jon, prosecuted the case in what turned out to be the longest criminal trial in the history of Wilmington, NC.
Sponsored by CSO and the Office of Public Service Programs
Thurs. 2/26, 12pm, Room 4004
Public Service News
UNC Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service
UNC School of Law Immgration and Human Rights Clinic Releases Report on the 287(g) Immigration Program in North Carolina
ABA Releases Updated Pro Bono Data Collection Report
Public Service Resources
Looking for a Public Interest Job in North Carolina?
Check out CSO's new resource, the North Carolina Public Interest Employer Handbook. The handbook contains information on employers in North Carolina grouped by region and practice area and is available in hard copy in the CSO Library and on My Carolina Law.
Summer Employment Opportunities
Interested in Legal Aid?
Legal Aid of North Carolina has 24 offices across the state. While most of the offices do not participate in our On-Campus Interviewing program, many have unpaid legal interns each summer. If you are interested in working at a particular Legal Aid office you are encouraged to contact the specific office directly with your resume and cover letter. A list of the offices can be found at www.legalaidnc.org. Though there is no set deadline, you are encouraged to submit your materials as soon as possible as many of these offices only take one summer intern. Please feel free to set up an appointment with a CSO counselor if you would like your resume and/or cover letter reviewed.
Upcoming Resume Collect Deadlines:
25th Judicial District- Family Court Administrator- Hickory, NC (3/15)
Upcoming Job Bank Deadlines:
Department of Justice Immigration Court- Charlotte, NC (2/27)
National District Attorney's Association- Alexandria, VA (2/28)
Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project- Chicago, IL (3/1)
Pisgah Legal Services- Asheville, NC (3/1)
US Dept. of Justice Exec. Ofc. For Immigration Review- Charlotte, NC (3/1)
Center for Internet and Society- Sanford Law School (3/2)
NC Center on Actual Innocence- Durham, NC (3/3)
Howard University School of Law- Civil Rights Clinic Fellowship- Washington, DC (3/6)
San Diego County Office of the Public Defender- San Diego, CA (3/6)
National Health Law Program- Chapel Hill, NC (3/6)
Legal Aid of NC- Winston-Salem, NC (3/9)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission- Office of Enforcement- Washington, DC (3/13)
National Women's Law Center- Washington, DC (3/13)
US Patent and Trademark Office- Washington, DC (3/13)
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont - Charlotte, NC (3/16)
Koch Internship Program- Washington, DC (3/16)
University of Vermont Office of General Counsel- Burlington, VT (3/20)
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center- El Paso, Texas (3/28)
NALP/PSLawNet Summer Publications Coordinator (3/30)
ACLU- San Diego, CA (3/31)
ACLU San Diego & Imperial Counties- San Diego, CA (3/31)
Southern Coalition for Social Justice- Durham, NC (4/1)
PSLawNet Project Assistant- Washington, DC (4/10)
NC Coastal Land Trust- Wilmington, NC (5/1)
UNC Center for Civil Rights- Chapel Hill, NC (5/15)
Council for Children's Rights- Charlotte, NC (Rolling/5/16)
Expand Your Job Search Beyond Symplicity: Search 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 http://www.pslawnet.org/.
Summer Funding Opportunities
2009 Summer Grant Application Now Available Online!
To view the application, visit https://my.law.unc.edu/studentlife/summergrants/. Please be sure to fill out the general application and attach all required documents (resume without grade information, offer letter, and essay). Note: You MUST have an offer from a public interest employer by the application deadline in order to apply for a grant. Applications are due March 20, 2009.
Questions? Please contact Sylvia Novinsky or Lindsey Guice Smith in CSO.
Outside Funding Sources on Symplicity:
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Stipend (3/6)
James B. McMillan Public Service Summer Fellowships (3/18)
PSLawNet Summer 2009 Project Assistant Position Available
Job description can be viewed at https://pslawnet.org/uploads/Summer_2009_PSLawNet_Project_Assistant_Positions.pdf and is also posted on PSLawNet. This is an ideal opportunity for students who desire to supplement their income while interning or clerking in Washington, DC in the summer.
For more summer funding sources, click here.
Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Postgraduate Opportunities On Symplicity:
PSLawNet Fellowship, 2009-2010- Washington, DC (Submit applications AFTER 1/14)
New! San Diego County Office of the Public Defender Fall Post-Bar Program (3/6)
New! Federal Energy Regulatory Commission- Office of Enforcement- DC (3/13)
Koch Associate Program- Washington, DC (Due 3/16)
UNC Center for Civil Rights Fellowship (Due 7/31)
National Women's Law Center - Washington, DC (Due 8/31)
For more opportunities, check PSLawNet at pslawnet.org.
Save the Date!
Energy & the Environment: Empowering Consumers
3/19-20, Hofstra Law School, Hempstead, NY
The conference touches on issues relevant to us all- panels will address everything from the calculation of individual carbon footprints to corporate disclosure of climate risk to "greenwashing." Students from any law school may attend the conference for free. They only need to fill out the Student Registration form on the Web site to indicate what portions they plan to attend.
For more information, visit http://law.hofstra.edu/Environment.
One Week Intensive Course at Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute
5/18-22, Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH
Open to law and graduate social work students from universities nationwide, the Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI) will help students develop a mutual understanding of complex child and family issues from both law and social work perspectives. In addition to learning about critical child welfare topics, students will have the opportunity to hone real world practice skills through dynamic exercises and gain insight from panelists and guest lecturers.
For more information, visit http://www.law.capital.edu/adoption/ICWI/.
Note: This course may be used for credit at UNC School of Law.