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2024 Equal Justice Works Law Student Training Series: Housing Justice

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This interactive course seeks to raise awareness of housing stability legal work—with a particular focus on eviction prevention and defense—and inspire students to engage in this work while in law school and beyond.

During this virtual two-hour course, law students will explore what it means to do eviction defense and housing stabilization work both inside and outside the courtroom. Law students will gain valuable tools and resources they can use to represent tenants that are behind on rent and/or facing eviction in court. This course will also explore how lawyers strengthen community resilience by conducting outreach and education and inspiring greater systemic change. Come learn what housing lawyers do, and how you can pursue a career in housing law after graduation!

This free opportunity is available to all law students attending an Equal Justice Works member school. Students will receive a participation certificate upon completion of the course. Participants are expected to attend the entirety of the training.

Please note: Given the interactive nature of this event, it will not be recorded. An email containing the Zoom details will be sent to registrants on March 6.


  • DeAnna Smith (she/her), Equal Justice Works Fellow, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
  • Dianne Prado (she/her), Founder & Executive Director, HEART LA
  • Jamesa Parker (she/her), Equal Justice Works Fellow, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
  • Larisa Zehr (she/her), Equal Justice Works Fellow, Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Marianela Funes (she/her), Equal Justice Works Fellow, Tenants and Workers United

March 7, 2024
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Washington, DC