Wednesday, February 8, 2012
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Atrium
Representatives from public service, public interest, non-profit and governmental agencies come to the law school to offer information about working in their organizations. Many of these sites offer volunteer opportunities to students, for which they can receive a Dean’s Summer Pro Bono and Public Interest Law Fellowship. This is an open-forum networking event; all law students are welcome to attend.
PSLawNet’s resource page for public interest law students searching for summer funding is newly updated and expanded. Detailed information on over 50 funding opportunities is available. Many deadlines are approaching, so check it out!
Due to some technical issues yesterday with the student registration and application database, we are extending the deadline to register and apply for interviews to 5 p.m. EDT today, September 20.
We recommend that you upload your documents and finish submitting your applications as soon as possible.
We appreciate your patience.
Equal Justice Works | 1730 M Street NW, Suite 1010 | Washington, DC 20036 | www.equaljusticeworks.org
Due to requests from member schools and students, Equal Justice Works is extending the application deadline for Public Defender Corps to 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 30, 2011. EJW hopes that this change will allow more students to complete and submit applications.
EJW apologizes for this last minute change, but wanted to respond to the many phone calls received requesting for more time.
Please contact 202-466-3686, ext. 134 or email@example.com if you have any questions or need assistance with the application process.
Public Defender Corps Application Closing
Please know that the application process for the 2012 Public Defender Corps program will close at 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 16, 2011. Applications must be completed online and submitted along with a résumé and two letters of recommendation. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
To be considered, applicants must be 3rd year law students, recent law school graduates or attorneys with legal experience in indigent defense of less than three years. Selection criteria include:
- Commitment to indigent defense.
- Past record of academic or professional achievement and leadership.
- Creativity and tenacity in the face of obstacles.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong writing skills.
The selection process for the 2012 Fellowship host sites is currently underway and will be completed by this fall. Exact host site locations for the 2012 Public Defender Corps Fellowships will be posted on the Equal Justice Works website on a rolling basis. Applicants who advance to the final round of review will be able to rank their host site preferences.
Application instructions, Frequently Asked Questions and general information about Public Defender Corps are available on the Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center websites.
For more information:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the online application.
Please contact Ilham Askia of the SPDTC at email@example.com for questions about the SPDTC’s three-year training program and 2012-2013 host sites.
|2011 Conference and Career Fair student registration and interview application period has been extended to Monday, September 19 at 5 p.m. EDT
Students who attend the Conference and Career Fair not only have access to numerous internship, fellowship, and full-time employment opportunities, but also meet and network with more than 1,000 of their peers from some 200 law schools from around the nation. Below are tips for students on getting the most out of the Career Fair:
Reserve a Hotel Room or make travel arrangements.
October 10: Last day to cancel registration for a full refund
If you have any questions regarding the Conference and Career Fair please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 466-3686 ext. 142.
Habitat for Humanity Wills Project
Friday, September 23, 2011
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Room 102
This project involves Habitat for Humanity and allows law students to provide pro bono law-related services for qualified Habitat homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity homeowners typically are not financially able to afford lawyers for the legal services many of us take for granted, like the preparation of a simple will. However, Habitat provides certain services for people who have qualified to be Habitat homeowners; one of these services is the preparation of a will. Law students who are taking or who have taken Wills are eligible for this project and may draft these wills under the supervision of a lawyer licensed to practice in Oklahoma.
Professor Greg Eddington, with the assistance of Professor Kelly Baldrate, a member of OCU LAW’s adjunct faculty and a Habitat for Humanity committee, will supervise a volunteer project for law students that involves attending an initial training session of about an hour, a meeting with the qualified homeowners, and then drafting wills and any other necessary documents to protect the homeowners’ assets and to provide for their families. This experience allows students to work with real clients with real legal needs; you’ll have a first-hand opportunity to put your legal skills and knowledge to work for people who need your services.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Federal Public Defender’s Office (Capital Habeas Corpus Unit)
Monday, September 19, 2011
5:00 pm to 5:50 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Room 109
Pro bono volunteer(s) will serve with a group of lawyers and investigators who represent clients on Oklahoma’s death row. This unit is appointed to represent death-sentenced individuals as they conclude state review and reach the level of federal review. The Capital Habeas Corpus Unit researches, investigates, and prepares capital habeas petitions, pursues the cases on appeal in the Tenth Circuit win or lose and, if necessary, presents clemency cases for its clients. Volunteers will conduct legal research and may be assigned to assist a team of lawyers and investigators in their work on behalf of a particular capital client.
Volunteers must be highly motivated to assist in a team environment, have completed Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility, and have excellent research and writing skills.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.