Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, February 9, 2009

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

Same Sex Marriage: My Personal Experience
Wed 2/11, 12pm, Room 4004
Much of the political dialogue surrounding LGBT rights today focuses on marriage equality - and rightfully so. However, we often discuss these ideas in an impersonal and legal manner, and we don't see the people who these debates actually affect.
Come hear Professor Barbara Fedders as she shares reflections on her involvement in the struggle for marriage equality in Massachusetts, her move from Massachusetts to North Carolina, and the impact of that move on her marriage to her partner and her political perspectives.
Lunch will be provided.

Freedom to Marry Week
Thurs 2/12, 12pm, Rotunda
Join us for cake in the Rotunda and learn about various state laws regarding same-sex marriage in the United States and abroad.

C-PILO/SBA Presents: Bar Review with Prof. Muller's Band!
Thurs 2/12, Local 506, 8:30pm
Come check out your favorite student bands and Professor Muller's band rock out at Local 506! Admission is FREE for students, but please arrive early as the concert starts around 9 and Professor Muller is making a generous donation to CPILO for summer grants based on the number of students attending.

CSO Presents: "My Summer Experience at a District Attorney's Office"
Mon 2/16, 12pm, Room 4085
CSO invites you to a panel discussion. Students who interned at district attorney's offices during Summer 2008 will discuss how they got their summer internship and what they did during their summer internship.

Public Service News

UNC School of Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program Kicks Off!

Working in a public interest job outside of Chapel Hill this summer?
Exchange or rent from other law students at the NALP Apartment Exchange:

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 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:
Moore County Attorney's Office- Carthage, NC (2/9)
25th Judicial District- Family Court Administrator- Hickory, NC (3/15)

Upcoming Job Bank Deadlines:
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network- Washington, DC (2/12)
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center- Washington, DC (2/13)
Education Rights Center- Washington, DC (2/14)
District Attorney- District 14 - Durham, NC (2/14)
District Attorney- District 18- Greensboro, NC (2/19)
Asheville Museum of Art- Asheville, NC (2/21)
Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship- Various locations (2/15)
Teach for America- New York, NY (2/16)
New! 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)
New! Pisgah Legal Services- Asheville, NC (3/1)
US Dept. of Justice Exec. Ofc. For Immigration Review- Charlotte, NC (3/1)
New! Center for Internet and Society- Sanford Law School (3/2)
New! NC Center on Actual Innocence- Durham, NC (3/3)
National Health Law Program- Chapel Hill, NC (3/6)
New! Legal Aid of NC- Winston-Salem, NC (3/9)
National Women's Law Center- Washington, DC (3/13)
New! 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)
New! Council for Children's Rights- Charlotte, NC (Rolling/5/16)

Other Opportunities
2009 North Carolina Attorney General's Office Summer Internship Program
Application and information available at Due Feb 15.

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

Summer Funding Opportunities

Outside Funding Sources on Symplicity:
Robert E. Bryan Public Service Fellowships (2/13)
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 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)
Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Fellowship- Atlanta, GA (Due 2/14)
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

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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