Announcing the Recipients of the 2019 Conference and Career Fair Diversity Scholarship

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Each fall, Equal Justice Works hosts its two-day Conference and Career Fair, the largest national public interest legal career fair, bringing together more than 200 public interest employers and 1,400 law students and recent law graduates. Attendees participate in prescheduled interviews, workshops and informal “table talk” discussions; receive résumé advice; and network with law students and legal professionals.

Equal Justice Works is committed to increasing diversity at the Conference and Career Fair by offering a Diversity Scholarship. Available to all students from historically underrepresented groups—including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, first-generation college or law student—the Conference and Career Fair Diversity Scholarship covers travel and lodging expenses for recipients to attend the event.

Applicants are required to demonstrate how they will positively contribute to the diversity at Conference and Career Fair, must live farther than 50 miles outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and must demonstrate financial need. We are proud to announce the following ten winners of the 2019 Conference and Career Fair Diversity Scholarship.

  • Caitlyn Burnitis, University of Miami School of Law
  • Amber Ezzell, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • KyMara Guidry, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Mechelle King, William and Mary School of Law
  • Delmarina Lopez, Western New England School of Law
  • Natalia Marte, SUNY Buffalo School of Law
  • Alison Ortega, Capital University Law School
  • Mirelle Raza, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Anna Ruiz, Emory University School of Law
  • Shontel Stewart, University of Alabama School of Law

Visit here to learn more about the Conference and Career Fair, including the 2019 keynote sessions with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin and Everytown for Gun Safety.

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow