June Pro Bono Update
Summer is a fabulous time for law students to hone skills and gain experience by working in internships and summer associate programs. UNC Law students are exploring career opportunities in various settings all around the country, taking a summer class, or just getting a breather before Fall semester starts.
Professional development is also achieved through student pro bono activity, which continues throughout the summer. For example, students are volunteering with the UNC Center for Civil Rights and the Community Legal Project, a joint effort between Compass Center for Women and Families in Chapel Hill and UNC Law.
As always, if you would like any additional information about the program or the photographs you see here, please feel free to visit our website. Thank you for your continued interest in the Pro Bono Program!
Pro Bono Program Alumni Coordinator
Summer Pro Bono Trip: Wilmington Expunction Clinic
On June 16-18, volunteers from UNC Law travelled to Wilmington, NC, to help conduct an Expunction Clinic in conjunction with Legal Aid of North Carolina. Throughout the trip, seven current UNC Law students volunteered with two UNC Law alumni. Not only were the students able to work directly with clients and attorneys, but they helped draft and file petitions at the courthouse, and made connections with attorneys and alumni.
2014 Summer Wilmington Expunction Clinic. L-R: Kari Hamel (Legal Aid Attorney); Sarah Colwell ('14); Kira Willis (3L); Legal Aid student intern; Daniel Bowes (Legal Aid Attorney); friend of UNC law student; Nihad Mansour (2L); Kathleen Lockwood (3L); Jared Smith (2L); Joshua McIntyre ('10).
Incoming Pro Bono Board Gets Ready!
On June 27-29, the 2014-15 UNC Law Pro Bono Board came together to do some planning, goal-setting, and team building. The annual retreat was held in Saluda, North Carolina. Board members participated in activities to highlight the unmet legal needs in North Carolina and to prepare for the upcoming year. Other events included tubing down the Green River, a grilled cheese sandwich competition, and a bonfire with s'mores!
2014 Pro Bono Board Retreat Student Participants. L-R: Jared Smith (2L, Public Relations Coordinator); Hillary Dawe (2L, Winter Break & Spring Break Projects Coordinator); Kathleen Lockwood (3L, Director); Madison Waller (2L, Special Trips Coordinator); Gabriel Kussin (3L, New Projects Development Coordinator); Jamie Rudd (2L, Special Trips Coordinator); Molly Simpson (2L, 2L Class Coordinator); Amanda Colley (3L, Alumni Outreach Coordinator).
2014 Pro Bono Board Retreat Position Goal Brainstorming Session. L-R: Madison Waller (2L, Special Trips Coordinator); Kathleen Lockwood (3L, Director); Jamie Rudd (2L, Special Trips Coordinator); Dean Sylvia Novinsky (Pro Bono Program Advisor).
2014 Pro Bono Board Retreat Program Goal Session. L-R: Hillary Dawe (2L, Winter Break & Spring Break Projects Coordinator); Molly Simpson (2L, 2L Class Coordinator); Jared Smith (2L, Public Relations Coordinator).