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News from the Public Service Law Center

  • Recording Link for Webinar on Volunteer Legal Internships with the U.S. Department of Justice

    Thank you to all of you who joined us for our webinars over the past two days on Volunteer Legal Internships with the U.S. Department of Justice. Please find two recordings of the webinars to share with your students. Please note that we had attorneys from different offices who gave their insight into working for their respective components and tips for applicants. The webinar links will remain open until December 1, 2018. We encourage your first- and second-year law students to review our summer volunteer legal internship opportunities at They should keep checking the site for new openings in the coming weeks. PILF and PSLC are bringing in an Assistant US Attorney from the SD of Ohio to speak about applying for and landing summer and permanent positions with the USDOJ in January. Watch for details! DOJ Volunteer Legal Internship Webinar Nov 14, 2018 – ENRD and TAX DOJ Volunteer Legal Internship Webinar Nov 15, 2018 – CRM, EOIR, USAO-DC
  • Will Clinic

    Student Legal Services (SLS) will be conducting a WILL CLINIC just for College of Law students on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019  from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Moritz Public Service Law Center. SLS can also draft advance directives and/or healthcare power of attorney for you. HOW TO:
    1. Schedule a time slot during the Will Clinic.  You can schedule by going to and choose the Will Clinic-Law – Day 1-Feb5 schedule.
    2. After you schedule, we will send you an email with additional information to help you prepare for the appointment.
    3.  On February 5 during your time slot, meet your SLS attorney at the Mortiz Public Service Law Center.
    4. SLS will draft your will and advance directives and send you an electronic copy to review.
    5. SLS will send you an email to schedule your will signing.  You will have the option to sign at PSLC on Tuesday, February 26th or come to SLS’s office (20 E. 11th Ave) on another date.
    Who should have a will? Everyone!  A will is a written declaration of how you want your property to be distributed after your death.  If you don’t have a will, State law will govern what happens to your property, which may be different than what you would choose.  Have a spouse or significant other?  Children?  You absolutely must have a will. What about my spouse/partner? Generally, SLS cannot provide services for non-students.  However, if your spouse/partner would also like a will and/or advance directives, SLS can provide these services as a courtesy to you, as long as you are eligible for SLS services and are having SLS draft your documents. Who is eligible for SLS services? Full and part-time Ohio state students are eligible for service if they attend Columbus main campus, are in a degree seeking program, not considered an employee of the University (it’s generally okay if you’re a student staff), and take at least one non-distance learning course.  Also, you must not have opted-out of the SLS program in Buckeyelink.  Want to participate but not sure if you’re eligible for services?  Just email or call and ask if you’re eligible: or 614.247.5853. What if I want a Will but cannot attend the will clinic?  No problem.  Make an appointment at or call 614.247.5853 to meet with an attorney at SLS’s office at 20 E. 11th Avenue.

Job Spotlight

2L: Litigation Intern
Compassion Over Killing
Washington, DC
Deadline: November 29
Symplicity ID: 22670

2L: Summer Intern
US Department of Justice
New York, NY
Deadline: December 21
Symplicity ID: 22671

2L: Summer Associate
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Deadline: January 20
Symplicity ID: 22677

2L, 3L: Law Clerk
Shihab and Associates
Columbus, OH
Deadline: January 31
Symplicity ID: 21104

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