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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

Equal Justice Works invites law students to apply for the National Advisory Committee (NAC) from the following regions: Northeast, Mountain, South, and Gulf and law school professionals to apply from the following regions: Northeast, Midwest, Mountain, Southwest, South. If you attend or work at a law school in one of the regions that has an opening, please submit your application using this form.

Application Timeline

  • Application Open: May 1, 2023
  • Application Close: May 31, 2023
  • Members selected: June 9, 2023
  • All Applicants Notified: June 20, 2023

2023-2025 National Advisory Committee Openings

Law Students
  • Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT)
  • Mountain (CO, IA, ID, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, SD, UT, WI, WY)
  • South (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • Gulf (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, PR)
Law School Professionals
  • Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT)
  • Midwest (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH)
  • Mountain (CO, IA, ID, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, SD, UT, WI, WY)
  • Southwest (AR, AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX)
  • South (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

Applications now open!

The NAC application for 2023-2025 members is now open!

Click here to apply by May 31, 2023.

National Advisory Committee Members

Law Students

  • Samantha Beauchamp
    Suffolk University Law School
  • Leslie Espiricueta
    St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Jackie Hanzok
    Washburn University School of Law
  • Nicole Jansma
    Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Ester Ko
    Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Bruce Leal
    American University Washington College of Law
  • Desiree Robedeaux
    University of California, Hastings College of Law
  • Ella Russel
    George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Law School Professionals

  • Moriah Berger Allen
    William & Mary Law School
  • Elyse Diamond
    Pace University School of Law
  • Susan Galazen
    Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Trevi Grant
    Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Marni Lennon
    University of Miami School of Law
  • Rochelle McCain
    Yale Law School
  • Sofia Parino
    University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Ashli Tomisich
    University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Miguel Willis
    University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

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2018 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow