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
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Megan Armstrong, HPILF Director of Communications, and the HPILF Exec Board