Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, April 14, 2014

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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. Join our Facebook page Follow us on Twitter

Events at UNC Law

Public Interest Grant Recipient Mandatory Meeting

Monday, April 14 OR Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 5042

Grant recipients from the fall early decision cycle and spring decision cycle are required to attend 1 of 2 mandatory meetings which will take place on Monday, April 14 and Thursday, April 17.

Please contact Dean Novinsky with any questions.

Funding Opportunities

Additional Public Interest Summer Grant Application Cycle Now Open

Due to an increase in summer grant funding this year, the committee is able to open up one more application cycle for those who received internship offers after March 20. This smaller cycle will be referred to as "Summer 2014" and has the same instructions as Spring 2014. This application cycle opens Monday, April 7 and the deadline is Sunday, May 4 at 11:58 p.m. Grant recipients will be notified on Wednesday, May 7.

Questions? Contact Samara Reynolds in the CDO.

To view and complete the Summer Grant Application visit My Carolina Law.

Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

Upcoming Government Deadlines

Below is a sampling of upcoming deadlines for federal government honors programs (3Ls) and summer 2014 internship programs (1Ls & 2Ls). Information about each program can be found on individual department websites, as well as in the Government Honors and Internship Handbook online. If you have questions, need application assistance, or would like to be added to the govcareers email list for relevant announcements, please contact Samara Reynolds, Government Career Counselor in the CDO.

  • Florida Attorney General – Volunteer Internship Program: April 14
  • Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program: April 15
  • Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program: April 30

O'Neill Institute Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Fellows

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to serve as O’Neill Institute Law Fellows. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., the O’Neill Institute is a leading research institute for health law. For more details about O’Neill and its ongoing work please visit the Institute's website.

Applications should be submitted online by Friday, April 25, 2014 and must include: CV, cover letter, writing sample, professional references, official law school transcripts and other graduate school transcripts (if applicable).

Any questions about the position should be directed via email to the Institute. Read more information on the position online.

Other Public Interest Events

Human Trafficking Documentary Screening of “TRICKED”

Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Regal North Hills Stadium 14 (Raleigh)

Tickets are $10 and can be reserved in advance online and the deadline to do so is today, Monday, April 14.

Film synoposis: Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States as thousands of victims are trafficked throughout the country to satisfy America’s $3 billion a year sex trafficking industry. Meet the pimps, the johns, the police, the parents and the victims of the America’s thriving sex trade in TRICKED, a comprehensive documentary that uncovers America’s dirty little secret. It’s an industry that is fueled by greed, fantasy and the commercial sexual exploitation of American children.

NCBA CLE Opportunity

Wednesday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., NC Bar Center

The NCBA Pro Bono Committee, in conjunction with Legal Aid North Carolina, present Removing Barriers and Restoring Hope: The Basics of Expungements and Certificates of Relief. After completing this course, participants are given a pro bono case from their local Legal Aid of NC office within a year of the training date in the area of Expungement and Certificates of Relief. The attorney will be fully supported by their local Legal Aid of NC office with technical assistance and guidance. Registration is just $25 for NCBA student members!

Public Service Resources

Have You Joined PSJD?

If you are pursuing a public interest career path, registration with is a must. PSJD is a major clearinghouse of public interest job listings for both summer and permanent jobs, as well as fellowships. Carolina Law is a subscriber, which enables our students and alumni to have full access to PSJD's employer organization profiles and job listings. PSJD also has a wealth of information about funding opportunities and fellowships, both domestic and international. Register today!

To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Ashley McAlarney, Public Service Fellow.

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