Connect With Our Alumni Network

Would you like to be more involved with Equal Justice Works as an Alumnus?

Consider Joining the Inaugural Class of the Equal Justice Works Alumni Advisory Council!

All Equal Justice Works Fellowship alumni are invited to apply to become a member of the inaugural Equal Justice Works Alumni Advisory Council (AAC). The AAC is an integral part of the continued success of Equal Justice Works’ alumni efforts and our lifelong commitment to connecting with our Fellows. We look forward to including the experience and expertise of our diverse alumni population.


The purpose of the Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) is to provide advice and counsel in support of Equal Justice Works’ alumni initiatives.

The Alumni Advisory Council will work in partnership with the director of alumni relations to:

  • Build lifelong relationships between Equal Justice Works, its Fellowship alumni, and current Fellows through programming, communication, and volunteerism
  • Advance and promote Equal Justice Works’ mission and programs
  • Represent the interests and concerns of alumni, while also representing interests of Equal Justice Works to its alumni

The Alumni Advisory Council will have a maximum of 15 members, not including the director of alumni relations. Members of the Alumni Advisory Council will be appointed to staggered three-year terms. The Council will meet at least four times per year—in March, June, September, and December. All appointed AAC members are required to attend the virtual kick-off meeting in September 2021.

Application Timeline
  • Applications Open: June 23, 2021
  • Applications Close: July 20, 2021
  • Executive Committee Interviews:
    • Chair: August 2-6, 2021
    • All Other Executive Committee Positions: August 9-13, 2021
  • Members Selected: August 19, 2021
  • Kick-off Meeting: September 9, 2021

View our Alumni Advisory Council guidance here. A printable version of the application is available here for use as a reference.

Apply Here


Connect With Our Alumni Network

After successfully completing your commitment as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, you become an alum of the organization. You’ll be joining a network of over 2,000 passionate public interest lawyers continuing to work as key contributors to our shared vision of achieving our nation’s promise of equal justice for all.

Lifelong Leadership

Once you become an alum of Equal Justice Works, you’ll bring an invaluable perspective to any career field.

Informed and inspired by their clients, more than 85% of alumni continue to work still in public service positions, continuing to change systems, advocate for reform, and drive innovation far beyond their Equal Justice Works commitments. Our alumni are executive directors, supervising attorneys, law school professors, and more. No matter what path you choose, you will have an ever-expanding network of colleagues to support and lead alongside you. Read our Alumni Engagement Program Overview here.

Opportunities for Alumni

As alumni, you are uniquely positioned to help current Fellows have the same opportunities and positive experiences that you did. You can participate in our Class Announcement Tweet Storm, volunteer to review Fellow applications, or join us as a speaker or presenter at one of our events.

You can also participate in a variety of career development opportunities sponsored by Equal Justice Works and further engage with your fellow alumni through various networking and social events that we host throughout the year.

Please visit our Alumni LinkedIn group to learn more about current alumni engagement opportunities.

Keep in Touch

Equal Justice Works is committed to keeping in touch with our alumni. Please update your contact information using this Alumni Update Form.

We always love to hear more about what our alumni are doing. Please forward professional and personal life updates to [email protected].

Stay Connected

Join the Equal Justice Works Alumni LinkedIn group to network, gain career advice, and explore professional development opportunities.

Become a Member

Update Your Contact Information

Have you moved recently? Changed your e-mail address or phone number? Please update your contact information so we can continue to keep in touch with you.

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Meet Our Alumni

Equal Justice Works alumni overwhelmingly say their experience as a Fellow had a tremendous impact on their careers. View the pathways of some of our alumni and read how their experience shaped their career trajectories.

Meet Our Alumni

Kena Cador

Host: American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

Sponsor: Apple, Inc., O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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Joseph Cordova

Host: Florida Legal Services

Sponsor: The Florida Bar Foundation

Katrina Feldkamp

Katrina Feldkamp

Host: Bronx Legal Services

Sponsor: The Arnold & Porter Foundation

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Lauren DesRosiers

Host: New York City Anti-Violence Project

Sponsor: Bloomberg LP, Proskauer Rose LLP

Rita Gilles

Host: Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnerships

Sponsor: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Proskauer Rose LLP

Christina Beeler

Host: Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project

Sponsor: Latham & Watkins LLP

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