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Summer of Service with Equal Justice Works

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 14, 2022.

Looking to make an impact in the community this summer? If you’re a first or second-year law school student, explore the world of public interest law with Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. 

Equal Justice Works is currently offering these exciting law student opportunities:

  • Rural Summer Legal Corps—a partnership between Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation (LSC)—supports law students in serving rural and isolated communities. Student Fellows take on challenging projects through LSC-funded legal aid organizations, addressing myriad legal issues such as affordable housing, farmworkers’ rights, and family law matters.
  • Disaster Resilience Program mobilizes law students to work alongside Equal Justice Works Fellows as they provide free civil legal aid to disaster-prone areas in California, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Student Fellows play a critical role in improving disaster preparedness and recovery for communities prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. 

“My Equal Justice Works Student Fellowship introduced me to the expansive reach of civil legal aid. I not only have a renewed energy towards providing equitable access to justice and legal aid, but see a future for myself as a civil legal attorney,” said Brooke Trottier, a third- year law student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a 2021 Student Fellow in the Rural Summer Legal Corps

Eligibility

  • Complete their first or second year of law school by the start of their summer placement
  • For some host sites, possess a valid driver’s license and/or access to adequate transportation or have proficiency in a second language during summer placement
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident (e.g., green card) (only a requirement for Rural Summer Legal Corps applicants)

Benefits

  • Provide direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing 
  • Engage in community outreach, education, and advocacy efforts 
  • Build capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions 

Official Website: Summer of Service with Equal Justice Works

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