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 are open each February through mid-March.
2019 Award Winners
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Mid-Atlantic Region
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Midwest Region
University of Alabama School of Law, Gulf Region
Vanderbilt Law School, South Region
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Mountain Region
UCLA School of Law, Pacific Region
University of New Mexico School of Law, Southwest Region
Member Law Schools
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