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Opportunities for Students

Equal Justice Works' Student Engagement Initiative

Equal Justice Works wants to hear from you! We are developing resources and programs to support students across the country, to help ensure every student has an opportunity to engage in public service during law school, and that students who wish to do more have the resources they need to pursue a career in public interest.

Some students may make a connection through a pro bono service project, others by participating in a public interest-oriented clinic, and still others by working with students at different schools to advocate for public interest support and resources from their schools, state bar associations and national organizations.

We want that connection to grow into a commitment to work toward equal justice in some way throughout your careers. Regardless of the practice you pursue, everyone has a role to play to help ensure equal access to justice.

Get involved

  • Check out the Student Justice Center and join the JDs for Justice Network to stay updated on public interest law jobs, internships and funding from Equal Justice Works.

  • Apply for a Regional Public Interest Award to be recognized as an extraordinary public interest law student and win a $250 monetary prize!

  • Become a Student Representative for Equal Justice Works on your campus.

  • Sign up to receive updates on our monthly webinars on student debt, Fellowship applications, summer funding and more!

Learn about the opportunities and resources available through Equal Justice Works:

Manage your student debt.

High student debt can be a bar to public service work. Start breaking down this barrier by learning how to make affordable payments, how to find funding to help make these payments, and how to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Fund an internship.

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD members can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award while working at a nonprofit public interest organization.

Find a public service job.

Join students from across the country for workshops, networking and interviews at the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, the largest national public interest career fair.

Create your dream job.

Equal Justice Works is the nation's largest provider of postgraduate legal fellowships in the country. Learn how you can become one of our Fellows.