Hey, Law Students! Explore Your Public Interest Passions with Equal Justice Works

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Interested in spending a summer of service gaining hands-on legal experience? If you’re a first or second-year law school student, apply for one of these exciting law student opportunities offered by Equal Justice Works:

  • Rural Summer Legal Corps—a partnership between Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation (LSC)—supports 40 law students in serving rural and isolated communities. Student Fellows take on challenging projects through LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations, addressing legal issues such as affordable housing and evictions, domestic violence, farmworkers’ rights, and family law matters.
  • Disaster Resilience Program mobilizes 11 law students to work alongside Equal Justice Works Fellows as they provide civil legal aid to disaster-prone areas in California, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Student Fellows play a critical role in improving disaster preparedness and recovery for communities prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires.

“It afforded me the opportunity to get real legal aid experience and confirm that I am invested in pursuing a career in public interest,” said 2021 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow Justin Small.

Participants, called Student Fellows, will spend eight to ten weeks gaining valuable legal experience, expanding their network within the legal field, and serving communities in need this summer—all while working toward a $5,000 stipend! Student Fellows take on a wide range of responsibilities including providing direct client services, engaging in community outreach and advocacy efforts, and building capacity at the organization where they work.

Applications for these programs are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 14, 2022. For more information about program eligibility and requirements and to apply, please visit here.

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow