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About Us

Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice.

Our Vision & Mission

We believe that a community of lawyers committed to public service can fulfill our nation’s promise of equal justice for all.

We create opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for equal justice into a lifelong commitment to public service.

What We Do

Connect law students and employers at the Career Fair

Connect law students and employers at the Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works Career Fair is the largest public interest legal career fair in the country, bringing together hundreds of law students, recent graduates, public interest employers, law school faculty and staff.

Help public interest lawyers manage their student debt

Help public interest lawyers manage their student debt

Law school debt is a major barrier for lawyers entering public interest careers. We educate law students and lawyers about options to manage their student debt and advocate for loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

Jumpstart lasting careers in public interest law

Jumpstart lasting careers in public interest law

On average, 85% of Equal Justice Works Fellows remain in public service following their Fellowship, with many leveraging connections made and skills gained during their Fellowship throughout the rest of their career.

Addressing the Nation’s Most Critical Issues Affecting Equal Access to Justice

Each year, we mobilize over 300 Fellows across the country to address a wide range of unmet legal needs. Fellows work to ensure equal access to justice for underserved communities across the country.