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. Members will be selected on May 24, 2021.


National Advisory Committee Members

Law Students

  • Kaile Bennett
    Stetson University College of Law
  • Erica Brant
    Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Xavier T. de Janon
    Golden Gate State University School of Law
  • Michael Harding
    Villanova University School of Law
  • Chantel Matikke
    Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
  • Nicole Schaum
    University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Brittany Urness
    Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Nathan Virag
    John Marshall Law School

Law School Professionals

  • Michelle Condon
    Charleston School of Law
  • Ashleigh Kashimawo
    St. John’s University 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
  • Claire O’Brien
    Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law
  • Nicholas Schroeck
    University of Detroit Mercy 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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Equal Justice Works is a great organization to remind people of why they went to law school in the first place and offers real opportunities for people who want to work in public interest law.

Camilo Rodriguez /
2017 Equal Justice Works Student Representative