Embark on a Summer of Service Helping Rural Communities in Need

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Interested in spending your summer putting your legal education to work in a rural community? If you’re a first or second-year law school student, apply to the Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC).

RSLC—a partnership between Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation (LSC)—connects passionate public interest law students with civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities.

Through the RSLC, law students serve at LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations, where they spend eight to ten weeks during the summer gaining hands-on experience by helping to provide direct legal services, engaging in community outreach and education, and building capacity at the organizations where they are hosted. Additionally, law students attend a substantive three-day training in Washington, D.C. Student Fellows earn a $5,000 stipend for completing 300 hours of service.

Applications for the program are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 10, 2020. For more information about RSLC eligibility and requirements and to apply, please visit here.

This experience has inspired me to continue my goal to provide legal services for those who struggle to access them most.

Zachary Bealer /
2018 RSLC Student Fellow

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow