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Equal Justice Works Welcomes Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques to its Board of Directors

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Photo of Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques
Photo of Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce that Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques has joined the organization’s board of directors. Walter is in his second-year at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he is a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee.

“Our organization was founded by law students and we have always valued having law students’ voices in our leadership,” said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works. “We are thrilled to welcome Walter to the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors. He is an outstanding law student with a clear passion for public interest law as shown by his work both on campus and through his many internships.”

Walter currently serves as the president of the Black Law Students Association, vice-president of the Exoneration Project, and co-director of GALILEE: Group Alternative Live-In Legal Education Program at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Following his first year of law school, Walter was a Haywood Burns Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in New York City, where he assisted attorneys on issues related to school segregation, affirmative action, and immigration. This summer, he will join the Southern Poverty Law Center as a legal intern.

“As a National Advisory Committee member of Equal Justice Works, I am excited to become a part of the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors,” said Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques. “It is an honor to serve on the board of an organization that is so central in the public interest law community and helps law students just like me launch their careers in public service.”

Prior to law school, Walter was a 6th grade English and social studies teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools. He also interned for the National Urban League, Brennan Center for Justice, African American Policy Forum, and Congressman Donald Payne Jr. through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Walter earned his B.A. in Political Science and African American Studies with Honors from Columbia University, and an M.S. in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

A full list of Equal Justice Works Board of Directors can be found here.

“We are thrilled to welcome Walter to the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors. He is an outstanding law student with a clear passion for public interest law as shown by his work both on campus and through his many internships.”

David Stern /
Equal Justice Works Executive Director

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