HOPE Public Interest News for Week of April 2, 2012

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

Events on Campus:

Tuesday, April 3rd, Judicial Clerkship Season Kickoff Reception, 5:30 pm, Student Lounge: Do not miss the opportunity to ask federal and state court judges, as well as current and former judicial law clerks, about applying and interviewing for judicial clerkships. RSVP here or email Amy Perez for additional information.

Thursday, April 5th, Film Screening “G.W. Carver: A Community School”, 6 pm, GW Carver Middle School: Come celebrate the campus-community Oral History Program and its partnership with the Coconut Grove Ministerial Alliance, Ransom Everglades School, and the University of Miami School of Communication. RSVP to Events.

Friday, April 6th, Keys to a Successful Summer, 8 – 9 am, E265: Come hear from attorneys the key points of how to turn your summer position into a full-time job. RSVP to Brenda Louard.

Friday, April 6th, Religion, Schools, and Judicial Decision Making: An Empirical Perspective, 12:30 pm, Faculty Conference Room: There is limited student seating for this event. Click here for details and to RSVP. 

Thursday, April 12th, Pro Bono Coordinators in Private Law Firms, 12:30 pm, F209: Come hear from HOPE Fellows Chelsey Ziegler and Sam Leroy as they present to you private attorneys engaged in pro bono work. Panelists include Brett Barfield of Holland & Knight and Kathry Ezell of Podhurst Orseck. RSVP to HOPE.   

Monday, April 16th, Pro Bono Clinic for Nonprofits, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, CDO: Miami area attorneys are coming together to provide free legal consultations to area nonprofit organizations. Student have the opportunity to shadow participating attorneys during the consultations. Reception and information session on the Bricks at 5:30 pm, with appointments starting at 6:30 pm. Spots are limited. Please email Daniela Gordon if you are interested.

Tuesday, April 24th, Post-Graduate Fellowship Info Session, 12:30 pm, F209: Interested in a post-graduate fellowship? Come hear from former Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellows about their experiences as well as information about Echoing Green, Open Society and other prestigious post-graduate opportunities. RSVP to HOPE.

Community Service Opportunities: 

Friday, April 6th, Thanksgiving in April, 10 am – 1 pm, Miami Rescue Mission: Email Daniela Gordon to volunteer.

Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is looking for volunteers for its naturalization project which will include monthly citizenship clinics. Email UMHOPE if you are interested in getting involved. 

Summer Resources:

The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) is looking for project assistants to help with the PSLawNet website. This is an ideal opportunity for law students who have lined unpaid or low-paying internships and who want to supplement their income by working a few hours per week. Click here to learn more about the position. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristen Pavon by Monday, April 16, 2012.

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Deadline is Tuesday, April 10th: 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.

PSLawNet has revamped its user guides! Click on the links below:

Job Seeker User Guide

Employer User Guide

PSLawNet Fact Sheet

Miami Law Summer Clinics (applications will be accepted on a rolling basis).