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Making the Connection

August 16, 2010 Mike Peters, JD, PhD, is the 2009-2011 Microsoft Equal Justice Works Fellow at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, WA.  From June 24-28, Mike joined 22 athletes from around the globe in Bonn, Germany, where he attended the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete Leadership Summit. Below, Mike discusses his involvement in the Paralympic Movement and shares a few insights learned from this Summit My connection with U.S. Read More

The Intern Experience and Equal Justice Works

August 16, 2010 This is a guest post from Nigel Stacey, summer intern for our Law School Advocacy and Outreach department. Read More

Summer Corps Standout Jennifer Ly

August 12, 2010

Each year, Equal Justice Works gives Summer Corps Standouts awards to 10 Summer Corps members who are working on innovative projects in communities around the country.  We will be posting

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Summer Corps Standout David Ellison

August 6, 2010

Each year, Equal Justice Works gives Summer Corps Standouts awards to 10 Summer Corps members who are working on innovative projects in communities around the country.  We will be posting

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2010 Summer Corps Standout award winners announced

August 4, 2010 Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the 2010 Summer Corps Standout award winners. Read More

AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Serve Veterans in Stand Down

July 29, 2010

This is a guest post from Martin Costello, Program Manager of Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps.  

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Myths About On-Campus Interview Programs and Public Interest Opportunities

July 26, 2010 This is a guest post by Charlene Gomes, Senior Program Manager, Law School Advocacy and Outreach. While law students are busy honing their legal skills at summer jobs, law school career services professionals are busy recruiting and scheduling employers for fall on-campus interviews.  Your inbox may be flooded with emails from your career or professional development office announcing the latest wave of private sector employers conducting interviews at your school, but resist the temptation to buy into the myth that the fall interview season is a benefit solely for students seeking em Read More

The Fine Print

July 22, 2010 Yesterday, President Obama signed landmark financial reform legislation into law.  “If you’ve ever applied for a credit card, a student loan, or a mortgage, you know the feeling of signing your name to pages of barely understandable fine print,” Mr. Obama said. Read More

Equal Justice Works Responds to the Oil Disaster

July 13, 2010 In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Equal Justice Works deployed 19 Legal Fellows to the Gulf Coast as a part of an initiative to address the vast unmet needs of thousands of residents struggling to regain their footing in the devastated region.  Our Katrina Initiative was very successful in helping to repair and expand legal aid services and infrastructure to the region and served as a model for our response to the Foreclosure Crisis. In the face of crises, Equal Justice Works is prepared to respond quickly to address rapidly mo Read More

Recruitment Gold: 1000 public interest law students under one roof

July 12, 2010 This is a guest post written by Theresa Harris, Executive Director, Human Rights USA, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, uses legal strategies to promote human rights in U.S. law. Read More
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