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September 2, 2008

We're happy to have this guest post by Equal Justice Works Alumnus Catherine Crump, who recently worked to get an internet censorship law struck down by the federal appeals court. Catherine was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the ACLU in 2005. To read Catherine's blog post on the case, visit the ACLU Blog at http://blog.aclu.org/?s=copa.

August 28, 2008
People in every profession are noticing the economic crunch - it's not just an issue for the mortgage/finance giants anymore. Lawyers are facing a weak economy too, and many are beginning to wonder if 2008 will be the worst year for law firms in over a decade. A recent ABA Journal article summarizes some key economic trends that have negatively impacted the legal profession. What does this mean for pro bono?
August 26, 2008
According to an article in today's Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report is considering making changes to its ranking system in order to crack down on law schools that may be "gaming" the system. One proposed change is to require law schools to report the data of their part-time students.
August 25, 2008
George Chipev of ServeNext explores a "new" area of public service and speaks with Cole McMahon of Equal Justice Works.
August 25, 2008
Will a two-year law degree carry the same status as a standard three-year degree? The University of Dayton School of Law and Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles have been offering accelerated J.D. programs for some time now, but the debate has heated up this summer following the announcement that Northwestern University would be the first top-tier law school to offer a J.D. in two years.
August 22, 2008
In keeping with yesterday's topic of work-life balance and women in the legal profession, here is a guest post from one of our incoming Fellows, Phoebe Taubman. Phoebe has published op-eds and blog posts on various issues dealing with work-life balance for lawyers.
August 21, 2008
The Glass Hammer today included board member Amy Schulman on their list of eight "...women, already making their marks in the industry, [that] will pave the way for the next wave of women in pharma." As senior vice president and general counsel for Pfizer, Amy has maintained a commitment to public service by working with Equal Justice Works to inspire new lawyers to work in public interest law.
August 20, 2008
Good morning. Meredith R. Miller, Assistant Professor of Law at the Touro Law Center, operates a useful blog called The Slippery Slope. The blog features information and podcasts for law students. Recently, she interviewed Equal Justice Works' Heather Jarvis, national student debt expert, on the College Cost Reduction & Access Act. Get the podcast here.
August 19, 2008
The Higher Education Reauthorization and College Opportunity Act of 2008 was signed into law on August 14, 2008. It establishes four new loan forgiveness and repayment programs that benefit public interest lawyers. View the bill, the summary, or the Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for H.R.
August 19, 2008

Equal Justice Works is making its debut in the blogosphere with the new public interest law blog. This blog is for you—the thousands of current program participants and Alumni, law students, law school professionals, legal services providers, and other lawyers working to create a more just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.