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Regional Public Interest Awards

Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee presents eight law students throughout the country with a Regional Public Interest Award. Chosen for their innovation, impact, and commitment to public interest law, each of the students selected is recognized for providing extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, and more. Recipients of the Regional Public Interest Awards will receive a $250 cash prize and commemorative plaque.

2020 Award Winners

Amber Banks

Vanderbilt University Law School, South

Nneka Ewulonu

University of Georgia School of Law, Gulf

Emily Genzlinger

University of California, Irvine School of Law, Pacific

Mckenna Kohlenberg

University of Wisconsin Law School, Mountain

Natalia Marte

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Northeast

Khatia Mikadze

American University, Washington College of Law, Mid-Atlantic

Kimberly Noe-Lehenbauer

University of Oklahoma College of Law, Southwest

Renee Stromski

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Midwest

To me, that’s what public interest law is all about: Giving voice to the people and places that are oppressed, silenced, and forgotten and finding creative solutions that help not just them, but all of us.

Emily Guillaume /
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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