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
RSLC gave me the opportunity to explore a career in civil legal aid and meet tremendous people along the way.
Kimberly Barton /
2018 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow