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
Environmental Law Course Advising Session
Monday, March 25,
12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 4085
Professors Flatt and Savasta-Kennedy will discuss with
students which environmental law-related courses will be available over the
next two years so that students can plan and register accordingly. 2Ls and 3Ls
will also be available to offer advice and insight to the course selection
process and to answer questions about classes.
Immigration Law Board Election Session
Monday, March 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 5046
Come vote for the new ILA Board.
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Election Info Session
Monday, March 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 4004
If you are
interested in running for an officer position for the Student Animal Legal
Defense Fund, come to this meeting to learn about the organization or how our
election works! This meeting is not mandatory- and if you cannot
attend but have any questions- you can email Zach Ferguson.
you can run for are: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Pro Bono
Coordinator, Publicity Chair, and Symposium Chair.
You must email Zach Ferguson announcing what office you intend to
run for no later than March 30. The election will be held the following Monday on April 1 at
12pm. If there are no contested positions, there will be no election
Advocating for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Panel with Our Children's Place
26, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 4085
will host a brown bag lunch panel led by Melissa Radcliff, Executive Director
of Our Children's Place on issues surrounding children of incarcerated parents. This local nonprofit is committed to advocating for the children of
incarcerated parents and ensuring their well-being. She plans to educate
students on issues surrounding parenthood while incarcerated and the effects on
children of incarcerated parents. Professor Rich Rosen
and Professor Barbara Fedders will join the panel to discuss advocating
for the children of those behind bars.
Apply for a C-PILO Officer Position
due Tuesday, March 26, 5:00 p.m.
accepting applications for officer positions on next year's board. To apply,
please email C-PILO President Zack Kohn your resume(without GPA or class rank) and a cover letter indicating the
position(s) you are applying for and a 2-3 paragraph statement explaining why
you are a good candidate for the position(s) you selected. Officer positions
include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Alumni Coordinator,
Volunteer Coordinator, and Community Outreach Coordinator. Email Zack Kohn with
Environmental Law Project Board Elections
Wednesday, March 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 4085
ELP will hold elections to select the members of next year's Board.
Lunch will be provided.
The Method Behind the Madness: A Roundtable Discussion on the Pedagogy of Legal Education with Prof. Jon McClanahan
March 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 3045A
the Education Law and Policy Society for an informal roundtable discussion on
law school pedagogy and instructional methods that are used to teach the law,
and the ramifications of those methods. Lunch will be provided!
Voices of Diversity: Challenges, Roadblocks and Triumphs in the Legal Workplace
Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 p.m.,
Join the UNC Law Student Bar Association Multicultural and Diversity
Committee for a reception and program titled, "Voices of Diversity:
Challenges, Roadblocks and Triumphs in the Legal Workplace." A diverse
panel of lawyers will speak about their personal experiences and diversity in
the workplace. Panelists will include judges, attorneys in private firms,
government lawyers, and judicial clerks! View the panelists who are currently
scheduled to appear and RSVP online.
Questions? Contact the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Drive for Asheville Prison Books Program
March 18-28, Rumpus Room
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is running a book
drive from March 18-28 to support the Asheville Prison Books Program,
which ships books to prisoners throughout NC, SC, TN, and GA. The
program has specifically requested legal dictionaries and legal aid materials.
Labeled boxes will be in the Rumpus Room and in the Rotunda.
How to Make the Most of Your Summer
Tuesday, March 26, Noon-12:50 p.m., Room 4004
more than just the average intern or summer student! Learn how to prep
effectively for your summer experience, make a great impression on your
colleagues, get the most value out of your professional or academic endeavor,
and close out the summer smoothly with a concrete follow-up strategy.
"How I Found My Job After Graduation" Program for 3Ls
April 9, Noon-12:50 p.m., Room 4085
If you are a 3L seeking a permanent job, you are not alone. On Tuesday,
April 9, a panel of 2012 grads will share their stories, their insights, and
their advice on the post-graduation job hunt. CSO Director
Maria Mangano will also be providing information and handouts on looking for
that first legal job after the JD. Come and get ideas, inspiration, and
support. There will be time for discussion and questions. Box lunches
will be provided! If you would like a lunch, please RSVP to
by Friday, April 5 at noon and let her know whether you want roast beef,
turkey, or vegetarian. You are welcome to attend the event without an RSVP, but
if you don't RSVP, lunch might not be guaranteed.
Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Higher Education Law Fellow at UNC General Administration (Chapel Hill, NC)
The University of North Carolina General Administration, Division of Legal
Affairs, invites applications for its one-year Fellowship in Higher Education
Law under the direction of the General Counsel in the Legal Affairs Division.
The Fellowship is designed to provide broad exposure to a diverse, varied and active
public higher education law practice. See Symplicity posting #7795. Deadline:
April 5, 2013.
Deadline: March 29
The School of Law is now accepting applications for several scholarship
opportunities for the Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 academic year, including scholarships for students pursuing careers in public interest law. To
determine if you qualify, log on My Carolina Law to view the different
scholarships and their criteria. The application is due March 29.