Resources for Pre-Law Students

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Considering law school?  How do go about selecting the school that’s right for you?  What programs or clinics should you look for if you’re interested in environmental law?  Immigration law? Public defense?  How can you finance a law school education?

Equal Justice Works provides resources and information that can help answer these questions and more.  We know that each law school experience is unique and the more students can match their passions and goals with the right school, the more satisfying and worthwhile the experience will be.

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Student Debt Relief

High student debt burdens prevent many from considering public service careers. Equal Justice Works offers user-friendly information and resources on student debt relief programs.

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ABA Standing Committee Supports Equal Justice Works' Recommendation for Law School Pro Bono Aspirational Guideline
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Largest Deployment of Law Students to Serve Veterans, Victims of Natural Disasters and other Vulnerable Population
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Legal Fellows Focus on Urgent Issues Facing Ohioans
Columbus, OH—October 2, 2013—The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (“the Foundation”) today announced the 2013 Class of Equal Justice Works Fellows....
Jun 26, 2013
Veterans Legal Corps to be Largest Deployment of Lawyers Serving Veterans
Equal Justice Works will place 36 Lawyers and 200 Law Students across the United States, supported by AmeriCorps  Washington, D.C. – Equal...
May 14, 2013
57 New Equal Justice Works Fellows Selected to Protect Rights of Our Nation's Most Vulnerable
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May 9, 2013
New York LGBTQ Communities Receive Unprecedented Legal Support
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Specifics of New York State Bar Pro Bono Requirement Announced
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On March 8, Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) introduced H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012. Normally we don't go into the...
Mar 15, 2012
American Lawyer highlights Equal Justice Works Fellowships
The March issue of American Lawyer features a column by Aric Press, ALM Editor-in-Chief, discussing the importance of working towards equal justice...

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