Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, November 19, 2012

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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.

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Reminder to 2L and 3L 2012 Summer Grant Recipients: Log C-PILO Volunteer Hours!

Any students who have already completed volunteer hours are reminded to log their hours online. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ashley McAlarney with any questions.

Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

Legal Services of New Jersey Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) invites applications from first and second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program during the summer of 2013. In New Jersey, this has long been the premier opportunity for students committed to or considering public interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards involved.

Application documents may be viewed and downloaded from LSNJ's website. There will be approximately 15 positions available. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.

*A reminder to 1Ls that they can apply to summer jobs after December 1!

Upcoming Government Deadlines

Details on the opportunities listed below, as well as postings for other summer and post-graduate positions with state and/or federal government employers can be found in the Government Honors & Internship Handbook (U: ranger, P: cookies). We encourage you to check the Handbook regularly for new opportunities and updated information.

Summer Internships (2L)

  • DHHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Internship - December 7
  • EPA Office of Admin Law Judges Summer Honors Clerkship - December 7
  • National Nuclear Security Administration Internship - December 15
  • Dept of Commerce International Commission Internship - December 28
  • DHHS Departmental Appeals Board Internship - December 31

Other Public Interest Opportunities

First Friday Virtual Brown Bag with Disability Rights Expert Sam Bagenstos

The Disability Rights Bar Association (DRBA) is pleased to announce and welcome law students to attend the DRBA's "First Friday Virtual Brown Bag" discussion with DRBA member attorneys. These are on-going monthly events at the same time ever month to introduce law students who are interested in disability rights to DRBA attorneys who are the leaders in this practice area.

Our inaugural First Friday event will take place on December 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. (Pacific) / Noon (Eastern) with Sam Bagenstos, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Professor Bagenstos served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights (2009-11), has been on the faculty of Washington University School of Law and Harvard Law School, and clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, among other notable positions.

First Friday will provide law students the opportunity to learn about Professor Bagenstos' disability civil rights legal career during a one hour, virtual question and answer discussion. Law students that wish to attend should send an email indicating "First Friday December 7" in the subject line, and including their name, year in law school, and law school being attended by December 3, 2012 to receive instructions for joining the online virtual First Friday.


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