HOPE Public Interest News for Week of February 27, 2012

Please read below for upcoming events on campus, opportunities in the community, and other announcements: 

Events on Campus:

Monday, February 27th, Public Interest Lecture Series featuring Judge Marcia Caballero, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, A110: Join us for an informal lunch and discussion with Judge Marcia Caballero of the 11th Judicial Circuit. Judge Caballero has served in both the Dependency and Delinquency sides of the Juvenile Division. There are still seats available! RSVP online to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, February 28th, Public Interest & Experiential Learning Coffee Talk, 12:30 pm, Bricks: Speak with representatives from HOPE, CEPS, and the Clinics about the opportunities for legal advocacy available.

Tuesday, February 28th, The Future of Child Advocacy and Representation, 6 pm, F209: Join us for a panel discussion on the future of child representation and the child welfare system’s role in protecting the legal rights of children, and how to make that happen. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 28th, Ethics Film Series: Blood Coltan, 6:15 pm, Cosford Cinema: Click here for details.

Wednesday, February 29th, Clinics General Info Session, 12:30 pm, E265: Are you ready to assist clients? Apply for a clinic! Hear about the Clinics and ask any last minute questions before the March 2nd application deadline.

Thursday, March 1st, Breaking the Cycle, Breaking the Chain, 12:30 pm, F109: Join HOPE Fellows and the Public Interest Leadership Board for a discussion on youth involvement in criminal street gangs– strategies for prevention and intervention. Moderated by Professor Osamudia James. Lunch will be served.

Thursday, March 1st, US Department of Statement Foreign Service Info Session, 12:30 pm, F209.

Thursday, March 1st, Lawyers to the Rescue Public Service Awards, 6:30 pm, Student Lounge: You are invited for a special evening celebrating and recognizing exceptional members of the legal community who Lawyers to the Rescue wishes to recognize for having excelled in public service. Click here for more details.

Friday, March 2nd, National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review Symposium, 10 am, Storer Auditorium: You are invited to a lively academic presentation that will bring awareness to the legal and humanitarian concerns brought upon by the use of child soldiers in Africa. Click here for details.

Friday, March 2nd, Philosophy Colloquium: The Ethical Pluralist Challenge to Human Rights, 3:30 pm, LC 180: Come hear from Allen Buchanan, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at Duke University. For details, click here.

Events in the Community:

Tuesday, February 28th, Stand up Against Ovarian Cancer, 6 pm, Gilda’s Club: You are invited to a special event focused on sharing a common goal of promoting House Bill 1085, Kelley Smith Act Gynecologic and Ovarian Cancer Education and Awareness Act. Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 3rd, Bike in Blue to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking, 8 am, Everglades National Park: Register here.


Application Deadlines this week!

Thursday, March 1st:

  • HOPE Tanzania Summer Course: Go to Tanzania and draft wills for rural Tanzanians, many of whom are infected by HIV. Visit the African Court on Human & People’s Rights and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and more! Click here for more information. 

Friday, March 2nd:

  • Miami Law Clinics: Apply online!
  • Historic Black Church and Professional Responsibility & Ethics Programs: Apply online!

Florida Legal Services is in need of foreign language speakers for Unemployment Compensation Foreign Language Test Calls. Email Daniela Gordon for more information.

French speaker is needed to translate during a client meeting. Email Daniela Gordon if you are willing to help out.

Legal Service of Greater Miami is seeking a law clerk. Applicants should be able to commit at least 12 hours a week. Placement runs from February to May. Email UMHOPE if interested.

People’s Law Conference (March 23-24, 2012, New Orleans, LA) registration is open! Join law students from across the deep South for a two-day conference that roots the practice and study of law in social justice principles and experience. Click here to register.

Summer Resources:

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program opens online March 1st. Students can earn a $1,175 education award to help pay for school expenses or to pay back student loans. Click here for more information.

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is accepting applications. Click here for more information.

Just the Beginning Foundation Summer Externship Program: Click here for more information.

Miami Law Summer Opportunities available: