About the Public Service 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
Annual Celebration of Pro Bono and Public Interest
Wednesday, April 10, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Rotunda
UNC School of Law's Office of Public Service
Programs invites you to the Annual Celebration of Pro Bono and Public Interest as we
honor students, faculty, and community attorneys dedicated to public interest
and pro bono service.
Summer grant recipients and pro bono award
recipients will be recognized.
Lunch catered by Mediterranean Deli will be
served. We look forward to seeing you!
Questions? Contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean
for Public Service Programs.
"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! RSVPs for lunch at the event were due last Friday, but students are still welcome to attend the event without an RSVP, although lunch might not be guaranteed.
Info Session on Post-Graduate Fellowships
Thursday, April 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 4082
Post-graduate fellowships are an important avenue for
students pursuing public interest employment. Adrienne Allison, CSO Public
Interest Career Counselor, and Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public
Service, will discuss various type of fellowships, application deadlines and
procedures, and resources for researching fellowship opportunities.
This program will be particularly helpful to 2Ls, since deadlines for
post-graduate fellowships are commonly in the fall of 3L year.
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.
Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Summer Research Assistant Position--Coastal Law
The NC Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center is
seeking a law student this summer to assist in researching legal, scientific
and policy issues of importance to coastal North Carolina. The position is for
30 hours a week for six weeks, usual law school research assistant pay. Any
student interested should contact Lisa Schiavinato, the center's co-director. Please include a current resume and a
writing sample. Visit online for more information about the coastal center and its
Are you registered on PSJD?
If 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
Other Public Interest Events
"Racial Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons from the Shore"
Center for the Study of the American South Hutchins Lecture
Thursday, April 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m., University Room, Hyde
Hall (main campus).
A scholar interested in the social, legal, and environmental
history of beaches, coastal property, and waterfront real estate development in
the United States, Dr. Andrew Kahrl examines how coastal areas both reflect and
constitute relations of power, of tensions between human and environmental
exploitation. His talk will trace the rise of southern beach resorts and
coastal real estate from the perspective of the African American communities
who once lived, worked, and played along these shores, and who have
increasingly succumbed to the combined forces of man and nature. These ideas
are more fully explored in his book The Land was Ours: African American
Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, published this spring by
Harvard University Press. Learn more.