* Universites still inviting applications for additional Amicus Reps.
* BCU and Birmingham students apply early. We have a special opportunity for you to host a talk with death row exonerees Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle in October. Deadline for Birmingham and BCU students is Wednesday 19th September at 23:59 pm.
6:00 pm - Thursday 5th October - Queen Mary University London - with former intern Caroline Skeet.
5:30 pm - Monday 5th February - BPP (Waterloo) - with former intern Chloë Arnold.
6:00pm - Wednesday 7th February - UCL - Death Row Art Exhibition and Introductory Talk with former intern Maeve Keenan.
6:00 pm - Wednesday 21st February - University of Oxford - with former intern Francesca Marks.
5:00 pm - Thursday 22nd February - UCL - An Evening with Sunny and Peter.
Student groups are key to this. The groups provide a platform for students to become closely involved with Amicus. Student groups raise funds for us, increase awareness about the use of capital punishment in the US and inspire participation in our US internship programmes.
The point of contact between a student group and Amicus is the student representative. Amicus recruits student representatives every year. In academic year 2017/18, there were 56 reps at 35 universities and we're keen to grow this number next year.
If you think you may be interested in the role, please find further information below or CLICK HERE to apply.
The deadline for all applications is Friday 5th October at 23:59 pm.
Encourage students to become Amicus members
Encourage students to come to Amicus Training
Patrick, KCL rep 2016-17, gives some tips about getting sponsored places on our training course for students:
"In KCL's case, we were quite lucky in that we have had a relationship with the firm who sponsored us going back several years, so we already had that contact established. Having said that I do have a few pointers:
- Inform the firm of your plans for the year, explain how you are looking to develop the project throughout the year.
- Personalise each email. Look on the firm's website to see if they've done much pro bono work in the past that you can point to and say that Amicus' ethos aligns with the firm's ethos of pro bono.
- Talk to the firm's student rep in your university and ask whether they know a specific contact that would be suitable for reaching out to. They might know if the firm has a designated contact for sponsorship or pro bono related matters."
Fundraise & organise events
Can you think of something different?