Blogs entries posted in January, 2010.

Global Volunteering Fair - Thursday, February 4, 2010

Posted by OPI at 11:35 AM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Next Thursday (2/4), is hosting a Global Volunteering Fair in Washington D.C. from 6:00-9:00 P.M. (please note that the doors will close at 8:30).  Attendance is free. (continued)

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Founder's Event: The Recession's Effect on Social Welfare

Posted by OPI at 11:32 AM in Public Interest News

On Thursday, January 28, several WCL faculty, along with local government and public interest practitioners, will participate in the Founder’s 2010 event: “Framing Problems and Finding Solutions: A Look at the Effects of the Recession on Social Welfare.”  The program description and agenda are below.  WCL Founder’s events are free to students, though you must register at  While you may not be able to attend the entire day, certain panels and participants may be of interest. (contined)

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16th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference: February 19-21

Posted by OPI at 10:55 AM in Public Interest News

The 16th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference takes place at Yale Law School the weekend of February 19-21, 2010.  RebLaw brings together practitioners, law students, and community activists to discuss progressive strategies for social change within and outside the law.  Featured Keynote Speakers are Bryan Stevenson, Lani Guinier & Gerald Torres. Find panel and workshop descriptions and more on the website: (continued)

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Capital Defense Employment Opportunities

Posted by OPI at 11:18 AM in Jobs

The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic maintains a website for internship and job opportunities for law students and recent graduates in offices around the country that are engaged in the defense of death row inmates or capitally-charged defendants. The job listings are posted directly by the respective employers.  The list contains Summer 2010 Internship Opportunities, Year-Round Internship Opportunities in the Bay Area, and Full-time Paid Positions for Law Graduates.

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Cover Public Interest Retreat: February 26-28, 2010

Posted by OPI at 11:34 AM in Public Interest News

The annual Cover Public Interest Retreat offers students, professors, and public interest practitioners a chance to engage in formal and informal conversations.  Each year, the Retreat has been coordinated by students from a different law school, providing them the opportunity to learn how to organize such an event, to plan the program, and to select and invite public interest practitioners to be speakers and mentors.  This year the Retreat is being organized by students at Western New England College of Law, and will be held at Camp Sargent in Peterborough, NH.  Learn more about the retreat’s rich history and download this year’s registration info.

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Pro Bono Opportunity: Volunteer Tax Preparer

Posted by OPI at 2:17 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Help change lives as a Volunteer Tax Preparer while earning community service hours for the WCL Pro Bono Honors Pledge program.

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PSLawNet Now Blogging the Latest in Public Interest News

Posted by OPI at 1:51 PM in Miscellaneous

Students know PSLawNet as a terrific online resource to connect with their ideal job opportunities in the public interest and government arenas. Recently, PSLawNet started a blog to share news, resources, and original content with law students and lawyers on public service career paths, as well as career services professionals at law schools.  Similar to the Office of Public Interest blog, readers can bookmark the address or subscribe to the PSLawNet blog's RSS feed to stay up-to-date on the latest public interest news and career information. 

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