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December 13, 2010

For many years, student debt has been a major obstacle for public interest–minded lawyers.  Law school based loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs) have helped make public service work a v

December 7, 2010

Class of 2010 law graduates have had a rough go in the public service legal employment market.  NALP (The National Association for Legal Career Professionals) prepared and released its fall 2010 Public Interest Employment Market Snapshot Report providing data regarding recent law student and law graduate hiring from their recent survey of public interest law offices including civil legal services, federal government,

December 7, 2010

This is a guest post by Cybele Smith.  Cybele is a graduate of Capital University Law School. She is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee.


December 7, 2010

Tis the season to be thankful!  In the spirit of the holidays, Equal Justice Works has created a list of the top 5 reasons to thank public interest lawyers:

November 24, 2010

This is a guest post written by Equal Justice Works fall intern Alicia Taylor who is working in our Law School and Advocacy unit.  Beginning in February, Alicia will be attending Melbourne University Law School in Melbourne, Australia.


November 12, 2010

This is an excerpt from a speech written by Equal Justice Works Fellow, Jason Langberg. Jason serves at Advocates for Children's Services. The speech was given by Jason at the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education Rally in Raleigh, NC on October 7, 2010.


November 7, 2010

In June, we highlighted the crisis plaguing many of the veterans in our nation. Since then, there has been an increase in programs available; however, our veterans continue to need the assistance of public interest lawyers.

November 5, 2010

This is a guest post from Marty Costello, Senior Program Manager for AmeriCorps at Equal Justice Works

November 2, 2010
This is a guest post from Tim McNutt, a California Western School of Law graduate. Tim is also Co-chair of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. Attending this year’s Equal Justice Works Conference allowed me to participate in a practitioner’s spotlight. These sessions were less formal than standard panel discussions. The spotlights gave conference attendees the opportunity to meet and speak with individuals already involved in public interest work in an intimate setting.
October 28, 2010
This is a guest post from Lauren Tetenbaum, MSW, a 3L at the Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Lauren is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. What is the future of public interest in the legal academy?