Fall Public Interest Fellowship now open for applications!

Akron Law Public Interest Law Program – Fall 2015 – Applications for the Fall 2015 Public Interest Law (PIL) Program will be accepted beginning Monday, August 31, 2015. Students interested in applying for a Fall 2015 Public Interest Law award should begin thinking about and securing a public interest placement for their fall PIL work experience. The Public Interest Law Program supports and encourages those students who would like to gain experience in public interest areas. Recent local placements have included: Cleveland Homeless Legal Assistance Program Community Legal Aid Services of Akron City of Canton, Public Safety and Service Departments Mahoning County Prosecutor National Labor Relations Board Ninth District Court of Appeals Ohio Civil Rights Commission U.S. Attorney’s Office Stark County Public Defender’s Office Summit County Prosecutor CASA Guardian Ad Litem/Summit County Juvenile Court University of Akron Legal Clinic/Appellate Review Office U.S. Attorney’s Office U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit If you think you would like to do this work, but have no idea how to line up a placement, please feel free to call upon Career Planning Director, Alisa Benedict O’Brien or Professor Joann Sahl. The deadline to submit your application for fall 2015 funding is Monday, September 14 at 12:00 Noon. It is required that you will secure a placement in advance of submitting your application. The application form is to be filled out by the student/applicant. The organization that will employ you as a volunteer law clerk and will provide supervision will need to confirm that in a letter on their letterhead/stationary. They will need to include your start date, end date, number of hours per week on average, supervisor’s name, and a sentence describing your anticipated duties. This letter also needs to be submitted by the application deadline of Monday, September 14, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. Application guidelines can be obtained here: http://www.uakron.edu/law/career/students/public-interest-law-program—stipend-application.dot