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The 2014 Fellowship Application is now open and will close on September 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Application Timeline

July 8, 2013The 2014 application will be available.
Sept. 17, 2013The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2013Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2013 -
April 2014
Interviews continue; Fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2014Class of 2014 Fellows begins service


Becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow is highly competitive.  The application and selection process for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship involves the following:

  1. You must be a third year law student, a recent law school graduate, or an experienced attorney who demonstrates a commitment to public interest law. Your law school must be an Equal Justice Works member law school.
  2. You must identify a qualifying nonprofit host organization that will provide you with a full-time position upon receiving a fellowship.
  3. The host organization must be willing to be your employer during the term of the two-year fellowship as well as provide you with supervision, a work space, employee health and fringe benefits, and the materials (computer, internet access, phone, etc.) that you will need to successfully complete your project.
  4. Together with your host organization, you must design a new project, which focuses on legal advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised individuals, groups or issues not adequately represented in our legal system.
  5. Equal Justice Works reviews the applications and selects projects that can be matched with potential sponsors. Sponsors determine whom they would like to interview. Interviews and acceptances are offered on a rolling basis.

Download our application guide for more details about the process.


View our frequently asked questions or send an email to fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org. Include your name, email address, and phone numbers.

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