January 24th, 2020
Happy Friday, members!
We have a lot coming up, and a lot to share!
1. Next week, Thursday 30th Jan, we are hosting Beer on the Beach! We need volunteers to make it work! Please sign up here:
2. We also need volunteers for Gala preparation. Every helping hand goes a long way! Right now, we are focusing on getting alcohol donations (beer and wine). If you have any connections to anywhere that would want to donate, please reach out to Miranda Holeton or Joyeta Basu.
3. If you missed the Summer Funding Workshop co-sponsored with the CDO, the PowerPoint can be found here: http://www.uchpilf.org/summer-grants.html
4. The Hastings Journal for Crime and Punishment, and the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, are hosting an amazing event: a Progressive Prosecution Symposium. It's taking place on February 7, 2020 at the ARC, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Featuring SF D.A. Chesa Boudin! Register online if interested. Flyer for the event is attached!
5. The Administrative Law Judge who oversees the fair hearing process for the San Francisco County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP: the program that administers general assistance for the City and County of San Francisco) is looking for Hastings students to revive the General Assistance Advocacy Project, or GAAP, working with this population and appearing on their behalf during hearings. Currently, very few clients who participate in the fair hearing process have an attorney or authorized representative working with them before or during the hearing. Please reach out to the ALJ directly if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Admissions is looking for students who love UC Hastings to help with Admitted Students Days. These are taking place on:
Friday, March 20
Wednesday, March 25
Thursday, April 2
Admissions needs volunteers helping with:
Registration/greeting from 12:30-1
Campus tours/reception from 4-6
All volunteers will get one of our new Hastings t-shirts and great food/drink at the reception. Here is the registration link: https://uchastings.webconnex.com/volunteers2020
7. Equal Justice Works wants students at University of California, Hastings College of the Law to be aware of two unique law student internship opportunities designed for students who are interested in gaining valuable public interest law experience while serving marginalized communities and causes. Both opportunities provide a $5,000 stipend for 8-10 weeks of work during the summer of 2020, and applications are open now. See below for descriptions of these incredible legal internship opportunities:
Rural Summer Legal Corps: This program places 35 law students at LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations to address pressing issues facing rural communities. Projects include working on disaster-related issues, addressing affordable housing issues, providing legal aid to victims of domestic violence, responding to the opioid crisis, and more. Students can view the different projects and organizations hosting Student Fellows here, and are asked to submit applications by February 10, 2020.
Immigration Summer Legal Corps: This program selects 20 law students to help build capacity at legal services organizations while responding to the critical needs of underserved and low-income immigrant communities. Students can view the different projects and organizations hosting Student Fellows here, and learn how to make their applications stand out for this program by tuning into the upcoming ISLC Application Overview and Tips webinar on January 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST. Applications must be submitted by February 18, 2020.
Students can visit the Equal Justice Works website to apply for these opportunities today.
That's it! Have a great weekend!
HPILF Comms Director
February 21st, 2020
Don’t forget to come to our first GBM this Weds, 12-1 in Room A. We’ve got lots of great information for you and exciting updates about the Gala. Food will be provided!!
HPILF Exec Board
January 10th, 2020
Need to Fund your Public Interest Job this summer?
Attend the Summer Funding Workshop
Thursday, January 16th
Co-sponsored by the CDO and HPILF
October 14th, 2019
October 04th, 2019
Dear HPILF Members,
Happy Friday night! We hope everyone is having a good week - this is a busy time of year, and we know everyone has a lot going on. Hang in there!
There are so many exciting events coming up! Here is our round-up. Mark your calendars!
HPILF will be putting on a panel on Oct 24th at 12-1pm in Room J! Come along to hear more about making a career in public interest. The panel will feature professors and staff with a wide range of public interest experience.
PIPS Day events
PIPS Day is an amazing annual event held at Hastings in the spring. Public interest employers come to interview law students from all over the bay area for summer jobs. If you are interested in getting a public interest summer job, this is not to be missed! The Career Development Office (CDO) is putting on a number of events, mostly aimed at students who have not participated before, so you can find out all you need to know. Here are the upcoming CDO events:
PIPS Orientation (Overview): Tuesday, Oct. 15, 12-1, Room K
Student Panel: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 12-1, Room K
PIPS Day Employer Panel: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12-1, Room K
SoMa Pilipinas EthnoTour
October is Filipino American History Month! HPILF is co-sponsoring an awesome event with the Pilipinx American Law Society. Join PALS on the SoMa Pilipinas EthnoTour on Saturday, October 12: 11am to 1pm to learn more about Filipino History in South of Market! The tour will involve learning about historical events, struggles and legacies through the anthropological and historical lenses of the Filipino community in South of Market. Not only it does depict the history of SoMa Pilipinas, but also ongoing matters such as gentrification and displacement and the living history of our neighborhood. The flyer for this event can be found attached to this email. Please note there will be a $10-15 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited, so RSVP here: http://bit.ly/PALS_SoMaTour.
ASUCH's Halloween in the Tower
This is an annual event where Hastings hosts a safe trick-or-treat program for the children of the Tenderloin. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 3-5pm if you are interested in being involved! But please note this time may change. If you live in the tower, it would be awesome if you would acquire candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters! If you are interested in having a more active volunteer role, such as helping to organize and/or helping with logistics on the night please reply to this email and we will give you the info you need/put you in touch with the right person.
HPILF Communications Director
October 03rd, 2019
Hello, HPILF Members!
The purpose of this email is to follow up from our GBM last week. Thank you so much for coming, and sorry for running out of pizza so quickly! We promise that won't happen again!
Please note we will be sending out another email tomorrow with details about upcoming events.
1. 1L Reps
We had a lot of interest from you all regarding becoming 1L reps! If you marked your interest – congrats, you are now a rep! I have sent out an email to everyone in the 1L rep group. If you did not receive the email and you would like to be a 1L rep, please reply to this email to let me know!
2. Student Mentor Program
Please find below a link to the questionnaire you should fill out if you are a 1L and would like to be assigned a 2L/3L student mentor. We are aiming to match you with an upper division student who has similar career interests to you and who will hopefully be able to provide you with advice on working in your sector of interest. The purpose of a mentor is also to provide wisdom and advice about law school generally. Having participated in a similar program last year, I can say that it is invaluable to have someone to contact who has more law school experience under their belt! Please fill out the form by midnight, Thursday, 10th October.
If you have any problems with the form, or any questions generally, please reply to this email.
That’s all for now! Thank you for being members and we are so excited for the upcoming year.
HPILF Communications Director
September 23rd, 2019
Good afternoon HPILF members,
This is a reminder that our first GBM (General Board Meeting) is happening tomorrow from 12pm-1pm in Room E.
HPILF (Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation) is one of the oldest student groups on campus - it was founded in 1878! It is a vital organization that supports the public interest work of students. If you are interested in pursuing a career with the government or any non-profit organization, HPILF is the organization for you!
Come along to find out more about us and the benefits of working in public interest. You can meet the team, learn about our student mentorship program, and find out about our 1L rep program. We will also be talking about our annual HPILF Gala!
Lunch (pizza) will be served!
We can't wait to see you there.
HPILF Director of Communications
Dear HPILF Members,
To all of our new 1L members: Welcome to the Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation! To everyone else: Welcome back!
We wanted to let you all know that our first GBM of the year will be held on Tuesday 24th September, at 12pm in Room E! Save the date so you can come along and learn more about us. There will be food served!
Secondly, APALSA is sponsoring an event this evening on how and why to get a career in public service. It is from 5:30-7:30pm in the ARC and will include:
See the flyer below for details!
HPILF Director of Communications
Leading up to PIPS Day
Leading up to PIPS Day...
The next few months are an exciting time for UC Hasting's Public Interest/Public Service-minded law students: the lead up to Public Service/Public Interest Day! (Most commonly referred to as "PIPS Day" (each letter sounded out)).
PIPS Day could best be described as an OCI (On-Campus Interview) or EIP (Early Interview Program) with a sole focus on public service and public interest organizations. These organizations include state and federal government offices of every type and level, district attorney's and public defender's officers, and non-profit organizations covering everything from employment law to environmental law.
UC Hastings has the distinction of hosting the only event of this type in the Bay Area, and other schools come here for our PIPS day!
Over the next few weeks, we are going to have various orientation events to help you prepare for PIPS day, and it is highly recommended that you attend as many as you can and learn what this day is all about! The events are planned as follows:
Hope to see you all at these events and at PIPS day!
The Hpilf Board
Join us for our first General Body Meeting!
Learn about what HPILF offers to public-interest law students.
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Where: Room A, 198 Building
Megan Armstrong, HPILF Director of Communications, and the HPILF Exec Board