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Equal Justice Works Announces 2021–2023 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.

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.

“Equal Justice Works is thrilled to welcome our new National Advisory Committee members,” said Aoife Delargy Lowe, vice president of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “These passionate leaders will work together to develop new ways to champion public service on law school campuses across the nation and encourage more law students to pursue their public interest goals through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship program.”

NAC members serve two-year staggered terms—this year, four students and six law school professionals will join the Committee to replace members who have completed their terms of service. The newest members of the 2021-2023 National Advisory Committee include:

Law Students:

  • Jackie Hanzok, Washburn University School of Law
  • Samantha Beauchamp, Suffolk University Law School
  • Esther Ko, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
  • Ella Russell, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Photo of 2021-2023 National Advisory Committee law student members. L–R: Jackie Hanzok, Samantha Beauchamp, Esther Ko, Ella Russell.

Law School Professionals:

  • Rhonda DeCambre, North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Elyse Diamond, Pace University School of Law
  • Susan Galazen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Trevi Grant, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Rochelle R. McCain, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Ashli Tomisich, University of Wyoming College of Law
Photo of 2021-2023 National Advisory Committee law school professional members. L–R: Rhonda DeCambre, Elyse Diamond, Susan Galazen, Trevi Grant, Rochelle R. McCain, Ashli Tomisich.

The current list of NAC members is available here.

“One of the greatest strengths I associate with Equal Justice Works is its ability to inspire, recognize, galvanize, and support law students who aspire to contribute to the public interest legal community,” said new NAC Member Rochelle R. McCain from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. “To serve as a member of the National Advisory Committee, I have the opportunity to impact this important and necessary work by joining in this mission nationally.”

One of the greatest strengths I associate with Equal Justice Works is its ability to inspire, recognize, galvanize, and support law students who aspire to contribute to the public interest legal community.

Rochelle R. McCain /
Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

The NAC will host its annual meeting virtually in August 2021. 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].

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow