Connect Rural Communities with Legal Assistance

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Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC), a partnership between the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and Equal Justice Works, supports 30 dedicated law students who want to spend their summer serving rural communities. Program participants, called Student Fellows, have the unique opportunity to explore their passion for public interest while gaining valuable legal skills through hands-on experience at LSC-funded organizations.

David Kim, a third-year law student at The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, served as an RSLC Student Fellow in 2018. During his Fellowship, David worked on a medical-legal partnership at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Maine, connecting military servicemembers, veterans, and their families in rural communities with legal assistance. He engaged in community outreach and education, developed resources, presented at training sessions, and conducted interviews and legal research on behalf of clients.

“It helps to bring equal representation and justice to all American citizens,” said David Kim, 2018 RSLC Student Fellow. “Not just those who can afford it. Not just those who are in close proximity to bigger cities and metropolitan areas.”

Join David Kim in the fight for equal access to justice! Apply to Rural Summer Legal Corps, by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 11, 2019. For more information about RSLC eligibility and requirements, please visit

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow