HOPE News for the Week of February 4, 2013

Upcoming Events:

Monday, February 4th, Gideon Project Training Session, 12:30 – 2 pm, A-110 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For more information, email HOPE.   

Tuesday, February 5th, A Conversation with Manny Diaz, 6:00pm, University of Miami School of Architecture. Law school alumnus and former City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz will be interviewed by Dean Plater-Zyberk about his book “Miami Transformed”. Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, February 6th, Student-to-Student Public Interest Fair, 12:30 pm – 2 pm, the Bricks. The Miami Law Public Interest Fair is ideal for students to talk informally about their work at various agencies and to prepare for the CDO Career Fair on March 6th, 2013. It is also designed to help other students in applying for the numerous fellowships and clinics. Hear from students who have participated in the Miami Law Clinics, Fellowships, Summer Public Interest Programs and Externships.

Wednesday, February 6th, Legal Line at Dade County Bar Association, 6 – 9 pm. Help attorneys provide free legal assistance to callers throughout Miami-Dade County by participating in February’s featured event. For more information or to carpool, email HOPE.    

Friday, February 15th, Deadline for Applying for HOPE Summer Fellowships, Summer Public Interest Fellowships, and the African Probate & Policy Initiative. For more information, email HOPE. These application deadlines are distinct from summer clinic application deadlines. More information about Summer Clinics will follow. 

Featured Fellowships:

The Turner Environmental Law Clinic is hiring a fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. Law school graduates within three years of graduation (including 2013 graduates) are encouraged to apply. For more information, email HOPE.   

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago is looking to hire for the next year. For more information, email HOPE.   

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau seeks 16 law students to serve as Summer Fellows, who will interact directly with clients, opposing parties, witnesses, and government agencies. Find out more here. Application instructions for HLAB: Please send (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter, (3) a writing sample, (4) a law school transcript and (5) two references to Joshua Rovenger, Executive Director, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, 23   Everett Street, First Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. The positions are unpaid, but visit our website to find out how you can qualify for a HOPE Fellowship.

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti is accepting applications for a Legal Intern (Summer 2013) and a Legal Fellow (2013-2014) to work on legal and public advocacy seeking UN accountability for Haiti’s cholera epidemic. More information on these positions can be found here.

$300,000+ in Funding Available for CGI U 2013 Students! Turn your ideas into action by applying online for Clinton Global Initiative University.

Equal Justice Works: New application period for 2013 Summer Corps program. Applications accepted on a rolling basis beginning Tuesday, December 18, 2012 until Monday, March 18, 2013. See here for program details.

2013 Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program. Approximately 15 positions are available for first and second year law students at Legal Services of New Jersey. Click here for application.

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics. Click here for information.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Division seeks second year law students as legal interns to assist with its enforcement and outreach efforts. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (5-10 pages) to Peggy Schmidt to apply. The positions are unpaid, but visit our website to find out how you can qualify for a HOPE Fellowship.

Announcements & Opportunities:

The 2013 Miami Law African Probate & Policy Initiative provides students with an intensive summer experience of human rights coursework and experiential learning opportunities. The Initiative is designed to foster study, research, and professional experiences in Africa. It is currently the only course focused on human rights in the African context. The deadline to apply is February 15th. For more info, visit the website.

Florida Legal Services would like the help of law students to create client-oriented brochures. The brochures will notify unemployed people that they have certain legal rights in the RA program and will list information about how to get free legal assistance with RA claims. Please see attached description.

Empowered Youth and Child Advocacy and Family Society is looking for volunteers and mentor. For more information, email here.

LSGMI, Inc. Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is seeking clerks to fill a variety of volunteer law clerk positions. Interested students should be able to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours a week for the Spring semester. For more information regarding the program, visit the website. For more information on how to apply, email HOPE.  

19th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference, February 22-23, 2013. Registration is now open! HOPE will provide a $100 travel stipend to students who have not already used the benefit through EJW.