Blog entries in the OPI News category.

Mark Your Calenders: WCL Clinic Info Sessions

Posted by OPI at 10:20 AM

Learn how you can get real client experience as a student attorney in the Clinical Program.  There will be a general information session Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. in Room 603 (all interested students welcome) as well as evening student sessions on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in Room 415.  The Clinic’s online application period for Academic Year 2010-2011 runs February 8 – March 5.  Please see www.wcl.american.edu/clinical for more information about the Clinical Program.

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BLSA Black History Month Event: From King to Obama

Posted by OPI at 9:52 AM

WCL BLSA 2010 Black History Month Event: From King to Obama – How far have we come? Where are we headed? Presented by the Black Law Students Association. February 3, 2010, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 6th floor Student Lounge. (continued)

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Public Interest Speed Networking Event - Tuesday, Sept. 15

Posted by OPI at 12:05 PM

The Office of Career and Professional Development invites all 2Ls and 3Ls to join us for the Third Annual WCL Public Interest Speed Networking Event Tuesday, September 15th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the sixth floor dining area. Registration is now open on CareerLink. Space is limited, so register early. (continued)

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Welcome to the 2009-10 School Year and the OPI Blog

Posted by OPI at 10:40 AM

Welcome to the 2009-10 school year!  The WCL Office of Public Interest (OPI) is excited to have our upperclass students back on campus and to welcome a new class of 1L students.  OPI educates law students about their professional responsibility to perform public service work as practicing attorneys, fostering a lifelong commitment to public service. (continued)

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Five WCL Students Named EJW Summer Corps Fellows

Posted by OPI at 4:41 PM

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program engages law students around the country who are expanding the delivery of legal services to those who need it most. Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides students an opportunity to earn a $1,000 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.  Congratulations to the following WCL students who were named 2009 Summer Corps Fellows: 

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Welcome to the OPI Blog: In the Public Interest

Posted by OPI at 12:01 PM

The WCL Office of Public Interest (OPI) educates law students about their professional responsibility to perform public service work as practicing attorneys, fostering a lifelong commitment to public service.  This blog serves as a conduit between OPI and the WCL community, with up-to-date news and commentary about public interest activities and hot topics in the profession.  Blog posts will provide information on employment opportunities, pro bono projects, fellowships, financing a public interest career, and upcoming events.  Jarrod Shirk, Public Interest Coordinator, is the blog administrator.  He can be reached here for questions or comments regarding this blog or WCL's public interest programming and outreach.

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