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Equal Justice Works Congratulates 2021 Regional Public Interest Award Winners

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Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced the recipients of the 2021 Regional Public Interest Award, recognizing eight law students for their exemplary commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

“It’s always an honor and an exciting time of year for us when we announce the winners of our Regional Public Interest Award,” said Aoife Delargy Lowe, vice president of law school engagement and advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “We are proud to recognize these law students who have gone above and beyond to serve their law school campuses and improve access to justice in the communities where they live.”

We are proud to recognize these law students who have gone above and beyond to serve their law school campuses and improve access to justice in the communities where they live.

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

Chosen from 75 applications, these eight law students were selected by the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee for providing outstanding service through law clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and other initiatives. The award winners will receive a commemorative plaque and a monetary reward.

Photo of the 2021 Regional Public Interest Award Winners. Top row (L-R): Nneka Ewulonu, Dominique Fenton, Susan Fleurant, Brooke López. Bottom row (L-R): Iris Maute-Gibson, Bria Nelson, Sarah Osborn, Lizzy Wolozin.

“My experiences in various organizations both inside the law school and outside of the law school in the Lawrence community and greater legal institution have shaped my values, beliefs, and who I am today,” said Bria Nelson, a third-year law student at the University of Kansas School of Law. “…While the fight for equality may never be won, I believe elevating the voices of those who are often not heard or misunderstood will push us further toward our goal. I plan to do just that throughout my public interest career.”

Below is the list of this year’s Regional Public Interest Award recipients:

  • Nneka Ewulonu
    University of Georgia School of Law
    Gulf Region
  • Dominique Fenton
    University of Virginia School of Law
    South Region
  • Susan Fleurant
    University of Michigan Law School
    Midwest Region
  • Brooke López
    UNT Dallas College of Law
    Southwest Region
  • Iris Maute-Gibson
    The George Washington University Law School
    Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Bria Nelson
    University of Kansas School of Law
    Mountain Region
  • Sarah Osborn
    University of Oregon School of Law
    Pacific Region
  • Lizzy Wolozin
    New York University School of Law
    Northeast Region

Equal Justice Works offers many opportunities for law students to serve the public interest law community on their campuses and nationwide. Visit here for more information.

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