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
University of Georgia School of Law, Gulf
University of California, Irvine School of Law, Pacific
University of Wisconsin Law School, Mountain
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Northeast
American University, Washington College of Law, Mid-Atlantic
University of Oklahoma College of Law, Southwest
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