Become a Fellow

Follow Your Passion for Equal Justice

An Equal Justice Works Fellowship is an opportunity to transform your passion for equal justice into a career. This opportunity starts with your Fellowship and often extends into a lifelong commitment to public service.

Candidates for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship can create a Fellowship project of their own design or can apply to join an established Fellowship program dedicated to serving a specific population or addressing an unmet legal need.

No matter how you choose to serve, Equal Justice Works Fellowships foster long-term success in the public sector—on average, 85 percent 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.

Student Debt Resources

Don’t let student debt stand in your way to following your passion to serve your community. Check out our student debt resources to learn how you can manage your student debt while pursuing a public interest law career.

How to Become an Equal Justice Works Fellow

Design Your Own Fellowship

Consider your unique skills and passions. By designing a one-of-a-kind project, you can pioneer solutions to legal issues on behalf of the community or cause of your choice.

Join a Fellowship Program

Join a group of public interest lawyers as part of a Fellowship program to make a lasting impact in an underserved community. Our programs range in geography and issue area, and have included addressing affordable housing, disaster recovery, elder abuse, immigrant family security, and the unmet legal needs of veterans.

Meet Our Fellows

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Lauren Carbajal

Host: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Sponsor: Equal Justice Works

Current Fellow

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Adam Dexter

Host: Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

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Andrew Lakin

Host: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

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Archie Roundtree, Jr.

Host: Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow