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

Application Timeline

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2021
  • Application Closes: May 2, 2021
  • Members selected: May 24, 2021

Application Now Closed

The NAC application is now closed.

National Advisory Committee Members

Law Students

  • Samantha Beauchamp
    Suffolk University Law School
  • Michael Harding
    Villanova University School of Law
  • Jackie Hanzok
    Washburn University School of Law
  • Ester Ko
    Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Ella Russel
    George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Nicole Schaum
    University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Xavier T. de Janon
    Golden Gate State University School of Law
  • Nathan Virag
    John Marshall Law School

Law School Professionals

  • Rhonda DeCambre
    North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Elyse Diamond
    Pace University School of Law
  • Susan Galazen
    Mitchel Hamline School of Law
  • Trevi Grant
    Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Rochelle McCain
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Darcy Meals
    Georgia State University College of Law
  • Trisha Nakamura
    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Ashli Tomisich
    University of Wyoming College of Law

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RSLC gave me the opportunity to explore a career in civil legal aid and meet tremendous people along the way.

Kimberly Barton /
2018 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow