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Law student wins $10,000 for video on public interest vs. law firm

September 17, 2008 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d0gpCSrl-E] The Access Group has awarded $10,000 to Steven Luther, a law student who won the "One Less Worry Contest." Luther's video might make you laugh out loud, but it raises valid concerns that thousands of law students have each year. Read More

Law professors favor Democrats

September 16, 2008 According to a recent Wall Street Journal Law Blog post, law school professors have favored Senator Barack Obama in campaign contributions. Read More

ServiceNation Summit launches in New York; candidates speak out

September 12, 2008 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdjO055AChs] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S0AWPfj3fE] The ServiceNation Summit launched yesterday in New York City. Senators Obama and McCain delivered their views on public service. Read More

Don't speak English? Good luck in court, study says

September 12, 2008
Every year in this country, four out of five low-income people in need of legal assistance are denied services.
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Another take: Top 10 Family-Friendly Firms

September 11, 2008 As we reported in this post, Working Mother Magazine compiled a list of the 50 best law firms for women based on family friendliness and work-life balance. Read More

Disaster relief ongoing after Gustav

September 10, 2008 Sarah Erlinder and the folks at Student Hurricane Network have issued this request for assistance in statewide recovery efforts. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone, so please take a moment and see what you can do to help. Read More

Does Google know too much?: Alumnus raises Internet privacy issues

September 9, 2008 As Google celebrates its 10th birthday, Equal Justice Works Alumnus Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation raises privacy concerns. Read More

Californians oppose Prop. 8; Minter to deliver plenary

September 8, 2008 A recent poll shows that the majority of Californians oppose Proposition 8, a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in CA. Read More

Equal Justice Works supports ServiceNation

September 5, 2008 Equal Justice Works has joined United Way, America's Promise, American Red Cross and many other organizations in support of ServiceNation, a national campaign for public service and volunteerism. Read More

Michigan Law makes a "public service guarantee"

September 4, 2008 The University of Michigan Law School announced that it will provide $5,000 stipends to law students interning at public interest organizations beginning next summer. This is a commendable move for the law school as it continues to increase the commitment of its students to pro bono and public service. See the press release for more info: http://www.law.umich.edu/newsandinfo/Pages/August2008.aspx#guarantee
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