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Government & Public Interest

Justice Catalyst Fellowship

Justice Catalyst administers one-year, potentially renewable, project-based fellowships for graduating law students, or graduates up to two years out of law school, to support innovative public interest work at non-profit organizations and government agencies. Justice Catalyst activates path-breaking approaches to social justice lawyering and affirmative litigation that have real-world impact and improve the lives of […]

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Government & Public Interest

National Law Students Workers’ Rights Virtual Conference

Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 15, 16 & 17, 2021          Peter Mitchell Labor Law Keynote Session, sponsored by IUE-CWA  Registration Deadline: October 11thBC Law Conference Funding: CSO has limited funding to help offset the cost of attendance on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Michelle Grossfield in the CSO by October 1st to express an interest in […]

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Government & Public Interest

2021 Equal Justice Works Virtual Conference and Career Fair – Registration & Webinars

It’s time to register for the virtual Equal Justice Works (EJW) 2021 Conference and Career Fair! BC Law will cover the $25 registration fees for the first 45 students to register!   Although the deadline to apply to interviewing employers has now passed, you can still make the deadline to register for the conference and Table […]

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Government & Public Interest

WCL Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse

BC Law is now a subscriber school for the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL)! As a result, students now have access to the WCL Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse postings on SAGE. Check out the latest postings here. Two times each month WCL publishes a digest of public interest job openings, the Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse. […]

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Pro Bono

Project Citizenship Naturalization Workshops – Fall 2021

Project Citizenship is planning to continue their virtual naturalization workshops this fall and they are starting to recruit law student volunteers for their September workshops on Tuesday, 9/21 at 1pm and Thursday, 9/23 at 10am. Interested law students can register here!

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Government & Public Interest

ABA’s The State of Criminal Justice Reform – What Role Do You Play?

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, Register here As the criminal justice system comes under increased scrutiny, so too does each profession that has operated within and supported a system that has evolved into a catalyst for infringement on human rights, abuse of civil rights, and an escalation of social unrest […]

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Government & Public Interest

Save the Date! National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

Join the Peggy Browning Fund for their annual Workers’ Rights Conference on October 15, 16, and 17. This year’s conference will be virtual and packed with valuable information and network opportunities that support the labor leaders of tomorrow. Each year an average of 165 law students from around the country participate in this conference where they […]

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Government & Public Interest

PSJD’s Public Interest News Digest

Stay Informed on Legal Responses Across the Country to the Pandemic & Social Justice Issues Check out this resource for recent public interest news stories! Some of the topics discussed include Free and Fair Elections; Rule of Law & Voting Rights; Systemic Racism and the Unauthorized Practice of Law; Protest Responses; Pro Bono Response; Student […]

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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

Upcoming Internal Application Deadlines for Project-Based Fellowships

Although the Equal Justice Works, Skadden and Justice Catalyst (and others!) application deadlines aren’t until the fall, some organizations have internal application deadlines to put forward candidates for these competitive project-based fellowships. These deadlines usually are in June and July in order to allow plenty of time to craft a project proposal in August and […]