Attention 3Ls and recent UB Law graduates!
The Samuel I. “Sandy” Rosenberg Scholarship is awarded annually to a 3L or recent UB graduate who has demonstrated a commitment to public service. This $1,500 award is designed to help a future or newly barred attorney pursue a public interest career.
Applications are due to the LCDO by 4 pm, Monday, March 5th.
Fund your summer public interest work!
If you are working this summer at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization or public defender office, consider joining the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps. Members receive a stipend to pay for school expenses and loans, gain hands-on legal experience, and become part of a nationwide service community.
Equal Justice Works
Don’t miss one of UB Law’s biggest events of the year!
The University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest (UBSPI) is proud to host its 18th Annual Public Interest Auction. This event is not to be missed – not just for the fun, but for the summer fellowships at public interest organizations that will be funded through the event.
When: March 9, 6:30pm-10pm
Where: UB’s Business Center
Recognizing that experience with the criminal justice system poses a significant barrier to obtaining housing and employment, Homeless Persons Representation Project attorneys work to eliminate restrictions on employment and housing for certain persons with criminal records. They accomplish this by representing homeless people in proceedings to expunge records of charges that result in non-conviction (e.g. where the prosecutor refuses to prosecute), advocating for expansion of statutory eligibility for expungement, and urging housing providers and employers to provide access.
They need your help!
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Receive a fellowship for your public service work this summer!
The Hispanic Bar Association, Washington D.C. (HBA-DC) Foundation is pleased to announce its 2012 Fellowship Program.
First year and second year students working this summer in non-paid, public interest positions are eligible to apply for a fellowship.
The deadline for the 2012 HBA-DC Foundation Fellowship is April 6, 2012.
Interested in legislative advocacy? Environmental justice?
The National Latino/a Law Students’ Association (NLLSA) and National Black Law Students’ Association (NBLSA) the American Bar Association (ABA-LSD), the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), Environmental Law Societies and more are hosting their 2012 Hill and Government Days on February 8th and 9th in Washington, D.C. to collaborate on legislative reform.
Hill Day encourages law students to actively participate in the democratic process. Students will be trained on effective lobbying methods, hear the perspectives of attorneys who have chosen careers in legislative advocacy, and most importantly, meet with legislators and staff to discuss necessary reforms. This year students will hear from Congressional and government officials as well as interaction with members from the Administration.
The event is FREE to all students.
Registration and more information
The Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is recruiting volunteer attorneys to participate in the DC Bar Pro Bono Program’s Advice & Referral Clinic.
When: Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Where: Bread for the City’s Northwest Center at 1525 7th Street NW, Washington D.C.
To volunteer, please e-mail Jason Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 8, 2012.
Learn how to represent clients in consumer protection and foreclosure prevention matters.
Participating attorneys are expected to accept two pro bono foreclosure cases and/or accept one pro bono foreclosure case and provide free brief legal advice to homeowners at one foreclosure solutions workshop.
The trainings are offered by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Civil Justice Inc. and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
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Directly following the UB/UM Public Service Legal Career Fair!
University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest (UBSPI) and Phi Delta Phi (PDP) will host a Wine and Cheese reception for public service employers and alumni.
February 16, 2012
Law School Lobby
Don’t miss this great networking opportunity!
Mark your calendar today for the 10th Annual Washington, DC & Baltimore Public Service Career Fair at George Mason University School of Law.
This event is co-sponsored by UB – meet a wide array of public interest employers, including non-profits, state government, and federal agencies.
Register by January 26th via the Career Fair symplicity site at https://law-dcpscf-csm.symplicity.com/.
WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2012 from 9 AM – 5 PM.
WHERE: George Mason University School of Law.