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
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
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
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
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?
you are pursuing a public interest career path, registration with PSJD.org 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!