Law Students

National Advisory Committee

Do you wish to expand public interest opportunities on law campuses across the country? Join the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee to help bridge the gap between law school and the public interest field.

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) is made up of eight law students and eight law school professionals who conduct outreach and provide feedback and advice on our programs and initiatives. NAC Members serve two-year staggered terms and new members are selected each spring.

As a NAC member, you will be responsible for:

  • Building relationships with law students and law school professionals within your assigned region
  • Promoting public interest opportunities and resources
  • Visiting and speaking at regional law schools
  • Reporting back to Equal Justice Works on public interest law issues, news, and events
  • Assisting with the annual Conference and Career Fair held every October held in Washington, D.C.
  • Assisting with the design, implementation and evaluation of select initiatives including the Student Representative program and the Regional Public Interest Awards

Interested applicants must be currently enrolled at an Equal Justice Works Member Law School that has an open position on the NAC. Applications for the 2019-2021 term open March 20, 2019.

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NAC Regional Map

NAC Application for Law Students

  • Describe any student groups, public service programs or initiatives you participate in, including any leadership positions you currently hold or held in the recent past. Please limit your response to 500 words.
  • Members of the National Advisory Committee are asked to occasionally facilitate conversations with law school students, faculty, and staff; brainstorm programming ideas and advice; and write blogs and other content for Equal Justice Works. Citing examples, describe what qualities and skills you bring to the National Advisory Committee, including any successful collaborative projects in which you have been involved, especially those that may have involved bringing in individuals outside of your campus. Please limit your response to 500 words.
  • Equal Justice Works is increasing our outreach to law students and working to connect them to each other in a national network. In addition to information about our programs and opportunities, what do you think we should include in the content of our outreach? What do students want to know in relation to public interest law on their campuses and public interest legal careers? What can we do or what can we provide to develop, strengthen or support public interest and pro bono programming on law school campuses? Think outside the box! Please limit your response to 500 words.
  • Depending on the volume of applications, a brief phone interview may follow for selected candidates.

National Advisory Committee Members

Law Students

  • David Edwards
    Seattle University School of Law
  • Derek Demeri
    Rutgers Law School
  • Kaylyn Hager
    University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Walter Jean-Jacques
    Notre Dame Law School
  • Neema Mohammadizad
    Santa Clara University School of Law
  • A'Niya Robinson
    Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Diego Sanchez
    St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Carolyn Schorr
    University of Maryland School of Law

Law School Professionals

  • Sarah Beznoska
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Laura Burstein
    SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Kiva Zytnick
    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • Jennifer Geller
    University of Oregon School of Law
  • Carolyn Goodwin
    Boston University School of Law
  • Emily Kite
    University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Erin Lee Schneider
    Drake University Law School
  • Tony Waller
    University of Georgia School of Law

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Participating in this program is an opportunity to bring awareness to this problem and commit myself to serving and improving things in rural communities like mine.

Elizabeth Brown /
2018 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow