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.

Application Timeline
  • Application Open: March 1, 2022
  • Application Close: April 4, 2022
  • Winners chosen: April 20, 2022

If you have any questions about the Regional Public Interest Awards, or if you would like to nominate an extraordinary public interest law student for the award in your region, please email our team at [email protected].

Applications for 2022 Regional Public Interest Awards are now closed.

Applications Closed

Applications are closed for 2022 Regional Public Interest Awards. Winners will be announced April 20th.

2021 Award Winners

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Nneka Ewulonu

University of Georgia School of Law, Gulf Region

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Dominique Fenton

University of Virginia School of Law, South Region

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Susan Fleurant

University of Michigan Law School, Midwest Region

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Brooke López

UNT Dallas College of Law , Southwest Region

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Iris Maute-Gibson

The George Washington University Law School, Mid-Atlantic Region

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Bria Nelson

University of Kansas School of Law, Mountain Region

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Sarah Osborn

University of Oregon School of Law, Pacific Region

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Lizzy Wolozin

New York University School of Law, Northeast Region

Equal Justice Works is a great organization to remind people of why they went to law school in the first place and offers real opportunities for people who want to work in public interest law.

Camilo Rodriguez /
2017 Equal Justice Works Student Representative

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