/ Press Release
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 law students and 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 excited to welcome these new members to the National Advisory Committee,” said Aoife Delargy Lowe, vice president of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “These new NAC members will identify opportunities and provide guidance for how Equal Justice Works can best serve the law student community and law students more broadly.”
NAC members serve two-year staggered terms, and each year we welcome new members to replace those who have completed their terms of service. This year, the Committee welcomes four law students and three law school professionals. The newest members of the 2022-2024 National Advisory Committee include:
- Bruce Leal, American University Washington College of Law
- Nicole Jansma, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Leslie Espiricueta, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Law School Professionals:
- Marni Lennon, University of Miami School of Law
- Miguel Willis, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
- Huy Nguyen, University of Washington School of Law
“I am looking forward to serving on the committee because I will have the opportunity to increase the knowledge law students have about public interest work,” said new NAC member Leslie Espiricueta. “Serving underprivileged communities when one has the privilege of a law school education is a very meaningful way to give back and I am hoping to inform law students on how this career field can look.”
I am looking forward to serving on the committee because I will have the opportunity to increase the knowledge law students have about public interest work.
Leslie Espiricueta /
Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee
The NAC will host its annual meeting virtually on Wednesday, August 10. At the meeting, members will brainstorm how to best expand access and knowledge of public interest law in their respective regions.
For more information about the National Advisory Committee members and to see a current list of members visit here.