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
ELPS Exam Survival Basket Raffle
Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m.,
The Education Law & Policy Society is holding an Exam
Survival Basket Raffle! Two baskets containing exam essentials will be raffled
off - highlighters, binders, pens, tabs, energy drinks, coffee, and more! ELPS
will be tabling Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5 during the noon hour. Tickets
are $1 each - the more you buy, the better your odds! The winner will be
notified on Friday, April 5. Support ELPS and win!
SALDF Bake Sale for National Animal Anti-Cruelty Day
Tuesday, April 2, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Rotunda
The UNC SALDF
chapter will be selling delicious baked goods to raise awareness about animal
cruelty and donate the proceeds to the Animal Legal Defense Fund's Criminal Justice Program.
So please stop
by our table, buy some great homemade treats, and support a great cause!
Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity Interest Meeting
April 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 5052
Are you interested in being part of the organizing committee for next
year's Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity? Join this year's
organizers to hear about open positions and discuss potential topics for next
year's conference. Pizza will be served!
Wednesday, April 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 3049
Come out and show your support for the candidates running for a
position on the ELPS 2013-2014 board! Lunch will be provided.
Innocence Project Elections
Wednesday, April 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 4085
Innocence Project will be holding its elections during this period for:
(1) president, (2) vice president, (3) treasurer/secretary, (4) case managers.
Those interested MUST email Brittany Pinkham before the
meeting in order to be considered for a position.
Gun Control Policy Discussion
Thursday, April 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 4004
Policy makers and experts will discuss developments in the debate over
gun control, especially in North Carolina and in light of events at Newtown.
The Supreme Court and the Future of DOMA and Gay Marriage
Thursday, April 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 5042
The American Constitution Society will sponsor an event with Professor
Neil Siegel, who will discuss the oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry and
United States v. Windsor.
Fall On-Campus Interview Information
you begin to finalize your plans for the summer, please keep the following
dates in mind:
- On-Campus Interviews
begin on Monday, August 12 and will run through Monday, September 30,
2013. No interviews will be scheduled September 2-6.
- The names of the
employers who will be participating in Fall OCIs will be available in
Symplicity in early June and bidding will begin in late July. Fall classes
begin on Monday, August 26.
Be sure to check your UNC email account in the
coming weeks and during the summer as the CSO will be providing you with more
details about these important programs via their newsletter.
"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.
Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Highlighted Summer & Post-Graduate Job Opportunities
Below is just a sample of the kinds of summer internships and post-graduate
opportunities currently posted on Symplicity. Keep checking the job bank as new
opportunities are added nearly every day!
Public Defender -
District 15B Orange/Chatham Counties (Hillsborough, NC).
Preference for rising 3Ls who can be certified under the third year
practice rule, but rising 2Ls are encouraged to apply. See Symplicity
posting #7859 for details. Open until filled.
Summer RA positions with various professors, including public interest-related research positions.
The District of Columbia's Capital City Fellows (Washington, DC)
The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract
recent graduates of graduate degree programs who are interested in public
service to work for the city of Washington, DC. Selected Fellows are appointed
for 18 months during which they may complete three six-month rotations in
different city agencies within the government operations, health and human
services, public safety and justice, planning and economic development or
education clusters. See Symplicity posting #7852 for details. Deadline: May 18,
Other Public Interest Opportunities
Public Interest Peer Mentees: Nominate Your Mentor for Mentor of the Year!
Friday, April 5
As part of the Annual Celebration of Pro Bono & Public Interest on
April 10, we will honor this year's Public Interest Mentor of the Year.
Please contact Adrienne Allison before Friday, April 5 with questions or for
a copy of the nomination form.
Other Public Interest Events
An Evening for Peace
Friday, April 26, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Hill House (900 S. Duke St., Durham)
Elna B. Spaulding Conflict Resolution Center (CRC) announces its Second Annual
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser, An Evening for Peace.
CRC is a non-profit founded in Durham in 1968 and dedicated to the advancement
of peaceful conflict resolution. Its mission is to help people resolve conflict
through communication, cooperation, and understanding through both adult and
juvenile programs. The CRC offers a variety of services to the Durham
community, including District Court and Medicaid Appeal mediation services,
mediation training and education, and peer mediation programs for schools. The
CRC also provides truancy court for Durham Public Schools using trained
volunteer truancy court judges.
Evening for Peace
will feature a wine tasting, appetizers, desserts, and entertainment. The
silent auction will include items such as a weekend cabin at a NC mountain
retreat, local art and ceramics, designer handbags, a gourmet chocolate cake,
and a weekend at an oceanfront home on Emerald Isle. The Conflict Resolution
Center is also seeking additional items for donation to the silent auction.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
tickets, donations, sponsorships, or to learn more about volunteer
opportunities, contact Executive Director, Grace Marsh, at 919.680.4575. Further information on
The Elna B. Spaulding Conflict Resolution Center can be found online.