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 for the 2020 Regional Public Interest Awards have closed. Applicants will be notified by the end of April.
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
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