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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

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) is now accepting applications through April 30, 2020.

Equal Justice Works invites law students to apply from the following regions: Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Pacific, and law school professionals to apply from the following regions: Mid-Atlantic and Gulf. If you attend or work at a law school in one of these regions that has an opening for the NAC, please submit your application using this form.

NAC Application Resources

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) is accepting applications through April 30, 2020.

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National Advisory Committee Members

Law Students

  • Kaile Bennett
    Stetson University College of Law
  • Erica Brant
    Roger Williams 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
  • Chantel Matikke
    Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
  • Neema Mohammadizad
    Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Brittany Urness
    Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Law School Professionals

  • Michelle Condon
    Charleston School of Law
  • Ashleigh Kashimawo
    St. John’s University School of Law
  • Claire O’Brien
    Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law
  • Nicholas Schroeck
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Tony Waller
    University of Georgia School of Law
  • Gregory Zlotnick
    St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Kiva Zytnick
    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

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I’ll leave with an invaluable experience that has solidified my desire to work with underrepresented and vulnerable communities throughout the course of my career. I’m forever grateful to both Colorado Legal Services and to Rural Summer Legal Corps for giving me the opportunity to have such a great summer internship.

Ashlyn Kahler-Rios /
University of Colorado Law School