Public Interest Program
The Public Interest Auction is for Everyone - Spring 2013 Public Interest Auction Items See link also at bottom of page
- AUCTION ITEMS are accepted throughout the year - 2014 Auction items will be updated daily in the spring starting a month before the auction date which will be available near the first of 2014. (See a link to the Public Interest Brochure below with further information about donating to the auction.)
- Public Interest Fellowship application - Public Interest Fellowships will be available in 2014. Ten $1000 stipends were awarded last year. An updated form can be submitted to the Office of Law Career Services beginning May, 2014. The Deadline to Submit is April 1, 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.
- Bid by Proxy Form - If you can't attend the auction, but would like to bid on any item fill out the form below & submit it to the Office of Law Career Services by the day of the auction.
- Auction Item Donation Form- All auctioin items are appreciated. Please fill in an submit the form below to the Office of Law Career Services. Auction items can be picked up at your convenience or delivered to the Office of Law Career Services. Cash donations, certificates, gift cards or any item of value is appreciated.
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.
Links to all forms listed above are at the bottom of this page.
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.
STUDENT PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION (Link at the bottom of this page)– Students with an interest in a career of public interest employment may be awarded summer stipends for volunteer work during the summer. Since 1994, $90,000 in summer grants have been awarded. Students 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 is posted under the student link, under Public Interest and inquiries may be made to the Law Career Services Office.
DONATION FORM (Link at the bottom of this page) The 2013 Public Interest Auction was Friday, April 5, 2013. Donations are always being accepted in Law Career Services.
|Auction - Bid by Proxy||132.4 KB|
|2013 Public Interest Brochure||1.13 MB|
|2013 Fill-In Donation Form||198.04 KB|
|2013 Fellowship (Stipend) Application Fill-in Form||78.29 KB|
|2013 Auction Items FINAL.pdf||20 MB|