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Equal Justice Works recently held an informational session about the Housing Justice Program and what applicants need to know before applying. At the session, staff members Brooke Meckler, director of law school engagement and advocacy, and Hana Hausnerova, director of public programs, also chatted with 2019 Fellow Palmer Heenan about the successes of the Housing Justice Program and how his participation in the program has shaped his career.
The Housing Justice Program is the only Equal Justice Works Fellowship program that employs both lawyers and community organizers, who collaborate as Fellows to empower communities and address housing instability.
“It really is an incredible opportunity to do some amazing good and get some amazing trial experience, litigation experience, client experience, deposition experience,” said Palmer.
At the session, Palmer also shared helpful advice on the application process, as well as some of the benefits of being in the Housing Justice Program.
“I hope all of you give this some serious consideration. It’s an amazing, practical, hands-on legal experience,” said Palmer. “I personally think more lawyers should have that kind of experience. But it’s also a way to uniquely affect people’s lives.”
Currently, Equal Justice Works is expanding the Housing Justice Program from Virginia to South Carolina and Maryland creating more than 20 Fellowship opportunities starting in August 2022. Applications are available now for Fellowships in South Carolina and Virginia .
It really is an incredible opportunity to do some amazing good and get some amazing trial experience, litigation experience, client experience, deposition experience
Palmer Heenan /
2019 Equal Justice Works Fellow
Housing Justice Program