HOST ORGANIZATION

Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Low-income immigrants across the U.S. face challenges to accessing legal services, including language barriers, lack of right to counsel, and a shortage of lawyers who understand how to navigate the ever-changing maze of immigration laws. Without access to a qualified lawyer, immigrants are often forced to seek the help of predatory immigration service providers, or represent themselves in court.

The Immigration Summer Legal Corps (ISLC) supports 20 dedicated law students who want to expand legal services and resources for low-income immigrants in need of assistance. Student Fellows spend eight-to-ten weeks hosted at legal services organizations developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience by:

  • providing direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing
  • engaging in community outreach and education
  • building capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions

Equal Justice Works is no longer soliciting proposals from prospective host organizations. You can find a list of organizations currently hosting ISLC Student Fellows below.

For more information, please contact Brooke Meckler at [email protected].

Host Organizations

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Ayuda

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington
MARYLAND / Silver Spring

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington
VIRGINIA / Falls Church
TEXAS / Houston
NEW JERSEY / Newark

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Immigration Justice Project

CALIFORNIA / San Diego

Programs
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality

OHIO / Toledo, Dayton

Programs
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Bet Tzedek Legal Services

CALIFORNIA / Los Angeles

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Elder Justice Program
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Public Law Center

CALIFORNIA / Santa Ana

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps
  • Veterans Legal Corps