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Rural Summer Legal Corps

Rural communities in the U.S. and its territories face a shortage of talented lawyers, with a large population of the country being forced to travel hundreds of miles to find legal assistance. Participate in Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) and help address the access-to justice-crisis for people living in rural areas.

Each summer, Equal Justice Works partners with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support 35 dedicated law students who want to serve rural communities, as part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps. Student Fellows spend eight to ten weeks at LSC-funded civil legal aid 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 including fact sheet distribution, strategic partnership development, and presentations
  • building capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions

Student Fellows tackle a number of results-driven community projects including responding to disaster-related legal issues; addressing affordable housing and evictions; and providing legal aid to victims of domestic violence.

Our partner, Legal Services Corporation, coordinates the host site selection process for RSLC, and only LSC-funded organizations are eligible to apply. Applications to host Student Fellows for the Summer of 2021 are no longer being accepted. You can find a list of organizations hosting Student Fellows below.


Program Host Organizations

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Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

MINNESOTA / Moorhead
MINNESOTA / Alexandria

Iowa Legal Aid

IOWA / Iowa City

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

OREGON / Woodburn

Legal Aid of West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA / Beckley, Charleston

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

ALASKA / Anchorage, Bethel, Juneau