Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced the recipients of the 2020 Regional Public Interest Awards, recognizing eight law students for their exemplary commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.
“Congratulations to this year’s award winners, who have distinguished themselves by rising to the challenge to serve their law school campuses and communities,” said Aoife Delargy Lowe, director of law school engagement and advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “We are delighted to recognize these inspiring students for their significant contributions in improving access to legal services.”
Chosen from 127 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.
“I think it is our responsibility to challenge injustice in whatever way we can,” said Amber Banks, a law student at Vanderbilt University Law School and 2020 Regional Public Interest Award winner. “…I plan to use the skills I learn here [in law school] to challenge oppressive systems in this country and to assist disadvantaged people and communities.”
The 2020 Regional Public Interest Award recipients include:
Vanderbilt University Law School
University of Georgia School of Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
American University, Washington College of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Equal Justice Works offers a number of opportunities for law students to serve the public interest law community on their campuses and nationwide. Visit here for more information.
We are delighted to recognize these inspiring students for their significant contributions in improving access to legal services.
Aoife Delargy Lowe /
Equal Justice Works Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy a