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Government & Public Interest

What Does Defund the Police Mean?

Please join the D.C. Bar Public Interest and Courts Community on Tuesday, August 3, at noon for an insightful conversation between civil rights lawyer Tahir Duckett and Georgetown Law Professor Christy Lopez on Defund the Police.   Mr. Duckett and Professor Lopez will discuss what advocates mean when they call for Defunding the Police, and how the movement is manifesting in D.C. and in […]

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Government & Public Interest

PDS Public Defender Summer Information Sessions

Join summer interns at the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia, along with summer interns from around the country, for these upcoming information sessions to learn more about different public defender offices in advance of summer 2022 and post-graduate hiring. July 12 @ 4:00 p.m.CPCS – Massachusetts Public DefenderKevin Ruderman, Recruiting & […]

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Pro Bono

3L Reminder – Log Pro Bono Hours & Public Interest Designation

3Ls, please be sure to log your pro bono hours and fill out the Public Interest Designation Checklist by May 1st in order to receive recognition at graduation.  All the requirements for each program are contained in the pro bono google form and Public Interest Designation Program checklist.

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Government & Public Interest

Student Debt Relief Basics: How to Repay Your Loans and Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Wednesday, April 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET A must attend for anyone with student debt, this free Equal Justice Works webinar explains how to reduce your monthly student loan payments and qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Register here!  If you cannot attend live, register and you’ll receive the recording 24-48 hours after the presentation.

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Government & Public Interest

3L Public Service Fellowships & Drinan Award – Deadline 4/23

Class of 2021, a reminder about the below upcoming opportunities. Public Service Post-Graduate Fellowships The Law School will fund three post-graduate, yearlong, full-time paid fellowships for our 2021 JD graduates (December 2020 and May 2021).  BC Law attracts and develops some of the most dynamic, talented, and committed public service students. The BC Law Public […]

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Government & Public Interest

Public Interest Designation Program

Have you heard about BC Law’s Public Interest Designation Program? Review the checklist to see if you are on track to qualify.  Students who complete BC Law’s voluntary Pro Bono Pledge and Public Interest Designation Program (PIDP) are recognized at graduation. If you have any questions, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Michelle Grossfield on SAGE.

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Pro Bono

Log Your Pro Bono Hours!

If you haven’t already, please make sure to log your spring semester (or previous) pro bono hours. What counts as pro bono at BC Law? See our google form to find out. The Class of 2020 logged over 16,900 pro bono hours by graduation! Volunteer (unpaid and no stipend) hours may also qualify you for the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) Honor Roll. Make sure to log these hours using the […]

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Government & Public Interest

EJW Regional Public Interest Awards Application Extended to 3/28

Are you a student who has shown a dedicated commitment to public interest law? Applications are now open for this year’s Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards. Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee presents eight law students with a Regional Public Interest Award, recognizing some of the most innovative, impactful, and committed public interest […]

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PILF Stipend Applications Due 3/19

The PILF stipend application is due on March 19 at 11:59pm, and can be found here. If you are interested in applying for a Racial Justice Stipend, which could provide an additional $1,000, you can do so on the same application. If you are no longer able to accept a stipend this summer because you […]

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Government & Public Interest

33rd Annual PILF Auction & Celebration of Public Interest