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Public Interest Program
ONU PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS
Below are the law students who have been awarded the ONU Law Career Services Public Interest Fellowship from 1994-2013. The 2014 ONU Law Public Interest Fellows are in the process of confirming their positions. The list below will soon be updated to include those 2014 stipend recipients.
ONU PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWS
Law students who have been awarded a $1000 Public Interest Stipend must fill out the agreement below and have the Public Interest organization where they will be volunteering submit a letter or e-mail to Law Career Services stating what their position will be and the name and contact information of their organization and supervisor by the deadline of Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS - Public Interest Fellowships will be awarded May 2, 2014. Ten $1000 stipends were awarded last year. Applications are being accepted at this time. The deadline to submit an application is April 14, 2014. Instructions are included on the form. *Any student receiving classroom credit for their summer public interest internship cannot also receive one of the Public Interest Stipends. You may submit the Public Interest Fellowship Application in person, by e-mail or electronically online. It is recommended that you submit a resume and references with your application.
Links to both the hard copy form and the online fill-in electronic form are below:
1. Hard Copy Public Interest Fellowship Application - Please copy, type and submit this form in person or attach it to an e-mail with your resume and references.
2. Online Public Interest Fellowship Application- Fill in online and submit electronically at the end of the form. Please e-mail your resume and references separately.
Students will receive a confirmation when submitting online or e-mailing. Call our office at (419) 772-2249 if you do not receive a confirmation.
FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS & COMMUNITY
- 2014 AUCTION ITEMS - Items are accepted throughout the year - Items donated in the 2013 Auction are also displayed at the end of this year's presentation for any who might like to donate the same item as last year.
- DONATION AND RSVP FORM - Please submit this form if you would like to donate an item, a monetary gift or attend the luncheon and auction.
- BID BY PROXY FORM - If you can't attend the auction, but would like to bid on any item fill out and subit this form to the Office of Law Career Services by the day of the auction.
HISTORY OF THE ONU PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAM: The program began in 1994 and each year it has been able to help students to pursue their goals and dreams of becoming public interest attorneys. Law students at Ohio Northern University College of Law continue the history of public service in actively seeking ways to make a difference in our society.
Law Career Services has sponsored the ONU Public Interest Fellowship Program each year since its inception awarding thousands in summer public interest fellowship stipends to students. The Fellows have applied and been chosen by a committee of faculty and administration for their past involvement in Public Interest as well as their desire to continue in Public Interest fields after graduation from law school. Each year students participate in non-profit summer programs assisting those in the community who are most in need: abused women and children, individuals impaired physically and mentally, the aged, minorities and other underprivileged persons and groups.
The Public Interest live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle is supported by alumni, businesses, individuals, students and student organizations along with faculty, staff and administration of the law college and the university. All are invited to participate in the auction by donating and bidding on items. The community is invited to attend the complimentary luncheon that precedes the auction. Cash donations for the cost of the luncheon are always appreciated. This program has been designed to encourage participation from every individual interested in helping those in need both locally and throughout the country. The auction offers fun, excitement, good food, education incentives for students and support for Public Interest programs across the nation. It also offers the community an opportunity to meet and network with our law students as they help in a very worthy endeavor.
Please call 419-772- 2249 to make sure we have received any e-mail your send us, or when submitting any of the forms above electronically. Students with an interest in a career of public interest employment may be awarded summer stipends for volunteer work during the summer. Since 1994, summer grants have been awarded each year to ONU students who have worked in immigration services, legal services to the poor, public defender offices, farmworker legal services, and as parent advocates in dependency and neglect cases. Money for these stipends is raised at the law school’s annual Public Interest Auction, held in the spring of each year, supplemented by matching donations from alumni and others.
2013 STIPEND RECIPIENTS - Amy Biegemann, J. Scott Coates, Petra Ehlert, Andrew Harvan, C. Taylor Katherman, Matthew Kearney, Kayla Kieszek, Kelli Pollock, Kacee Robins and Abigail Sills
Proceeds from the Annual Law Career Services Public Interest Auction funds the Public Interest Fellowship Program and the stipends which are awarded annually to ONU law students interested in pursuing a Public Interest career. Additional Stipend Application information can be found in the Public Interest Auction Brochure.