Other Sources of Public Interest Information
General Information on public interest at Emory Law
Field Placements for course credit
Clinics for course credit
Career Services information, compiled by Sue McAvoy (You must be logged into the intranet for this link to work)
Public Interest Research
Whether you are a current law student looking for a legal research topic for a class or law review note or you’re a public interest attorney who has a need for legal research that a student could complete over the course of a semester, ACS ResearchLink can be just what you’re looking for. If you have any questions, contact Virginia Marentette at vmarentette(at)acslaw.org.
New Leaders Council
The mission of the New Leaders Council (NLC) is to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs—those who are leading industries, setting trends and building institutions that support robust civic and political life in a global America. NLC Fellows engage in an intensive ten days of training over a five-month period to learn cutting-edge entrepreneurship, leadership and political management skills from over 150 industry-leading volunteer faculty. Upon graduation, Fellows are paired with career mentors, join a national alumni network and agree to fundraise to support the next class of Fellows. For more information or to apply, click here.
You might be interested in joining the following listserves related to public interest. If you join the listserv, you’ll gain access to a wealth of public interest information, volunteer opportunities and job opportunities.
Emory Law Pro Bono
All members of the legal profession have a professional obligation to undertake pro bono work on behalf of indigents and underrepresented groups in our society. Take action! Join Emory Law’s pro bono listserv. You will receive only occasional, timely updates. Check out pro bono projects currently posted on our Pro Bono Opportunities webpage! Read more about what qualifies as pro bono hours & how many hours you need to earn a medal/get recognition each year. Log your pro bono hours in a timely fashion on the Pro Bono Form.
The MoveOn family of organizations is made up of a couple of different pieces. MoveOn.org Civic Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, formerly known just as MoveOn.org, primarily focuses on education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org Political Action, a federal PAC, formerly known as MoveOn PAC, mobilizes people across the country to fight important battles in Congress and help elect candidates who reflect our values. Both organizations are entirely funded by individuals.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America's legal counsel on issues of race. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice. We encourage students to embark on careers in the public interest through scholarship and internship programs. LDF pursues racial justice to move our nation toward a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. Also, check out their new blog at http://thedefendersonline.org/.
Georgia Rural Urban Summit (GRUS)
Connecting Progressive Georgians: The mission of the Georgia Rural Urban Summit is to promote communication, cooperation and coalition building among diverse people, groups and communities in support of positive, progressive change. The Summit is a sponsored project of the non-profit, tax-exempt Fund for Southern Communities, based in Atlanta. The work of the Summit involves many different organizations representing a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: environmental groups, labor unions, civil rights organizations, women’s groups and others.
Washington Council of Lawyers
A voluntary bar association located in the nation's capital. Our mission is to promote the practice of pro bono and public interest law. We invite you to join us as we work to strengthen pro bono and public interest lawyering in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We are lawyers, legal professionals, law students and others committed to advancing issues important to the public interest community.
Wellstone Action is a national center for training and leadership development for the progressive movement. Our mission is to honor the legacy of Paul andSheila Wellstone by continuing their work through training, educating, mobilizing and organizing a vast network of progressive individuals and organizations.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Partnership
The Partnership was formed in order to undertake pre-development activities related to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Partnership consists of the Atlanta Development Authority and Central Atlanta Progress, with Doug Shipman at the helm as the Executive Director. This Center will explore the universal search for a secure human existence, in a way that inspires vigilance and leadership among future generations.