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Equal Justice Works Announces 2020–2022 National Advisory Committee Members

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Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced the newest members of its National Advisory Committee.

Photo of new law student members Xavier T. de Janon, Michael Harding, Nicole Schaum, and Nathan Virag

Formed in 2003, the National Advisory Committee (NAC) is a diverse group of eight law students and eight law school professionals who serve as Equal Justice Works ambassadors within the law school and legal services communities. NAC members extend the reach of Equal Justice Works initiatives by providing leadership, feedback, and outreach assistance to support the organization’s mission to create opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for public service into a lifelong commitment to equal justice.

“We are pleased to announce our 2020-2022 National Advisory Committee members,” said Aoife Delargy Lowe, director of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works.

Photo of new law school professional members Darcy Meals and Trisha Nakamura.

“These new NAC members will bring a fresh perspective on what’s happening on law school campuses across the nation, which will help guide our efforts to help students in launching their public interest law careers.”

NAC members serve two-year staggered terms—this year, four students and two law school professionals will join the Committee to replace members who have completed their terms of service. The newest members of the 2020-2022 National Advisory Committee include:

Law Students:

  • Xavier T. de Janon, Golden Gate State University School of Law
  • Michael Harding, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • Nicole Schaum, University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Nathan Virag, John Marshall Law School

Law School Professionals:

  • Darcy Meals, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Trisha Nakamura, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law

The current list of NAC members is available here.

Due to public health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the NAC will host its annual meeting virtually on July 29–30, 2020. At the meeting, members will brainstorm how to best expand access and knowledge of public interest law in their respective regions.

If you are interested in joining the National Advisory Committee or would like more information, please contact [email protected].

These new NAC members will bring a fresh perspective on what’s happening on law school campuses across the nation, which will help guide our efforts to help students in launching their public interest law careers.

Aoife Delargy Lowe /
Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy
Equal Justice Works

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