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Equal Justice Works Law School Membership

Law school members have access to valuable public interest resources and programs.  By joining or renewing, your school will be part of a community of 190 law schools from across the country.

If you work at a member school and want to keep up to date with information on our programming, sign up for our biweekly newsletter geared to law school professionals, here.

Sign up for the "Law School Community" Newsletter

A list of current member schools can be found here.

Interested in becoming a member? 

Equal Justice Works Membership registration and renewal for the 2017-2018 year will open June 15. All current member schools will receive an email with an invoice on that day. If you do not receive an email, please contact Claire at ccusella@equaljusticeworks.org.

If you work at a law school, are interested in registering your school for membership or have questions about your school's current membership, please contact Claire at ccusella@equaljusticeworks.org

If you are a current law student, sign up here or contact students@equaljusticeworks.org to learn how you can become more involved with Equal Justice Works.
 

Membership Benefits

Equal Justice Works member law schools and their students receive access to our:

  • In 2016-2017, Equal Justice Works provided more than 300 law school graduates with Fellowship opportunities to work in public interest law on a wide range of issues across the country. Application processes vary across our programs depending on the source of funding but you can find information on all of them here
  • Our AmeriCorps JD program is providing more than 500 law students the opportunity to earn an education award while gaining hands-on legal experience this year.
  • Our Rural Summer Legal Corps program is providing 30 law students in 2018 with the opportunity to serve as summer Fellows with civil legal aid organizations across the country to address legal issues facing rural communities.
  • Our Conference and Career Fairwhere students and recent graduates can interview for jobs and summer internships with more than 170 nonprofit employers while also taking advantage of topical workshops designed to help them expand their public interest opportunities.  All schools are allowed an unlimited number of students to attend with a small registration fee to students. Law school professionals may attend free of charge.
  • Educational Debt Expertise.  We are the national experts on educational debt issues related to law school.  Not only have we worked with schools to create their own loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs), we also advocate for the preservation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which allows students to earn forgiveness after 10 years of public service.  It helps a great deal to have more than 95% of law schools as members.  We offer webinars and other resources to help students manage their debts while taking public service jobs.  

  • Monthly informational webinars on topics ranging from educational debt relief to career strategies and the latest in social media networking for law students, graduates and law school professionals.

  • Eligibility to nominate faculty, students, and staff for Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee membership. Students may also apply to be selected as a student member of our Board of Directors.
  • Regular updates on public interest law news and Equal Justice Works programs.
  • Recognition of your law school on the Equal Justice Works website with a link back to your schools’ website.

Equal Justice Works staff are also available for on-campus visits to speak with students and staff about any of our programs and services at no fee, however schools will be asked to cover any associated travel related and costs. Please reach out to Claire at ccusella@equaljusticeworks.org if you're interested in a presentation this year. 
 

Eligibility

Membership is available to all law schools in the United States, regardless of their American Bar Association (ABA) Accreditation status.