HOPE News for the Week of February 11, 2013

Upcoming Events:

Friday, February 15th, Deadline for Applying for HOPE Summer Fellowships, Summer Public Interest Fellowships, and the African Probate & Policy Initiative. Email HOPE for more information. These application deadlines are distinct from summer clinic application deadlines. Have any questions? Come meet the HOPE Staff for coffee on the bricks from 8:30-10:00am on Tuesday , February 12th.

Conversation with Peter Edelman, Thursday, February 14th, 3PM, Faculty Lounge. Join the HOPE Office for a conversation with Peter Edelman. A law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, he specializes in the fields of poverty, welfare, juvenile justice and constitutional law. Additionally, he has worked for Senator Robert F. Kennedy and for the Clinton Administration. For more info, conatct HOPE. 

Equal Justice Works is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, February 13th at 3PM to share information about the Summer Corps Program and Application. To sign up, click here.

Saturday, February 23rd, 11AM-3PM, Join the Florida Immigrant Coalition for a day of helping legal permanent residents in the area apply for U.S. citizenship. The event will be held in Deerfield Beach. For more information, click here.

The Impact Conference @ Sustainatopia is one of the world’s leading conferences for social, financial and environmental sustainability. This year, the Conference is designed for social entrepreneurs engaged in transformative ventures. The program brings together leaders from more than 50 countries, and is taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center between April 17th and 19th. For more information, visit here.

Featured Fellowships:

 PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is pleased to invite applicants to the PILnet Fellowship for 2013-2014. PILnet will select lawyers for eight months of study and practical experience in New York City. The program, now in its sixteenth year, targets future leaders in various fields of public interest advocacy. For more information, click here 

The George Washington University Law School is now accepting applications for its Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics’ graduate clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2013-15. Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law. For more information, visit the website 

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. Email HOPE for more information.

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

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@hhs.gov to apply. The positions are unpaid, but visit our website to find out how you can qualify for a HOPE Fellowship.

Announcements & Opportunities:

Miami Law’s Clinics are now accepting applications for the fall and summer. Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 12:30pm in Room E-352, and Thursday, February 21, at 12:30pm in Room E-352. Pizza will be served. You can learn more about each clinic here, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions. You can click here to watch short videos about each clinic. The deadline to apply for a fall clinic is March 6th. You can apply online here. The deadline for summer clinics is rolling, but you are encouraged to apply early.

The Court of Appeals For Veterans Claims Bar Association (CAVC) has announced a scholarship competition. Five students will be selected to receive a paid registration to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 12th Judicial Conference from April 18th-19th. Email HOPE for more information. 

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 here.

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.

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

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 UM 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.