Law Students

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.

Applications Currently Closed

Nominations for 2018 Public Interest Awards are closed! Check back in January to submit your application for the 2019 awards.

2018 Award Winners

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Nida Din

Region: Southwest Region

University of Houston Law Center

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Bryanna Jenkins

Region: Midwest Region

DePaul College of Law

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Jasper Katz

Region: Northeast Region

Temple University, Beasley School of Law

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Jennifer Mendoza

Region: Mountain Region

University of Washington

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Andrew Navratil

Region: Southeast Region

Georgia State University College of Law

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Mary Stewart-Holmes

Region: Mid-Atlantic Region

New York Law School

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Jeremy Thomas

Region: Central Region

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

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Jessica Valadez

Region: Pacific Region

UC Hastings College 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

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