Equal Justice Works Congratulates 2022 Regional Public Interest Award Winners

Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced the recipients of the 2022 Regional Public Interest Award, recognizing eight law students for their exemplary commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

“We are thrilled to 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. “These exemplary law students share our commitment to increasing access to justice and it is an honor to recognize their leadership and service on their campuses and beyond.”

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Regional Public Interest Award. These exemplary law students share our commitment to increasing access to justice and it is an honor to recognize their leadership and service on their campuses and beyond.

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

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. These award winners will receive a commemorative plaque and a monetary reward.

2022 RPIA Winners
Photo of the 2022 Regional Public Interest Award Winners. Top row (L-R): Aranda Stathers, Christopher Kloth, Darcy Guio, Claire Comey. Bottom row (L-R): Victoria Bonds, Grace Wynelle Thomas, Maggie Belcher, Lauren Cook.

“I have and will continue to devote my life to public service and the advancement of others,” said Aranda Stathers, a second-year law student at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law. “Life has afforded me many opportunities to travel and advance my education. I believe it is my duty to leverage my privilege to benefit others, and I will continue to do so long after I graduate from law school.”

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

  • Christopher Kloth
    Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
    Gulf Region
  • Lauren Cook
    Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University
    South Region
  • Maggie Belcher
    Michigan State University College of Law
    Midwest Region
  • Grace Wynelle Thomas
    University of Texas School of Law
    Southwest Region
  • Aranda Stathers
    Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law
    Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Claire Comey
    Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law
    Mountain Region
  • Victoria Bonds
    Loyola Law School Los Angeles
    Pacific Region
  • Darcy Guio
    Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
    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.

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.

Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced its 2019 Regional Public Interest Award recipients. Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee honors eight law students who have demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

Chosen for their innovation and impact, each of the students selected is recognized for providing outstanding service through law clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more.

“We are proud to recognize these eight exceptional law students with the Regional Public Interest Award,” says Aoife Delargy Lowe, director of law school engagement and advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “As an organization founded by law students, we have always valued students’ passion for and commitment to public interest work.”

The 2019 Regional Public Interest Award recipients include:

Allie Cabibbo
St. Johns University School of Law
Northeast Region

Catharine Grainge
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Mid-Atlantic Region

August Hieber
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Midwest Region

Jilisa Milton
University of Alabama School of Law
Gulf Region

Megan Mitchell
Vanderbilt Law School
South Region

Lucia Ornelas
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Mountain Region

Sasha Novis
UCLA School of Law
Pacific Region

Denali Wilson
University of New Mexico School of Law
Southwest Region

Recipients will be presented with a commemorative plaque and a monetary reward of $250.

If you would like more information on how you can serve on your campus, please contact [email protected].

We are proud to recognize these eight exceptional law students with the Regional Public Interest Award. As an organization founded by law students, we have always valued students’ passion for and commitment to public interest work.

Aoife Delargy Lowe /
Equal Justice Works Director of Law school Engagement and Advocacy

Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced its 2018 Regional Public Interest Award recipients. Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee honors eight law students who have demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

Chosen for their innovation and impact, each of the students selected is recognized for providing outstanding service through law clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more. The 2018 Regional Public Interest Award recipients include:

Nida Din
University of Houston Law Center
Southwest Region

Mary Stewart-Holmes
New York Law School
Mid-Atlantic Region

Bryanna Jenkins
DePaul College of Law
Midwest Region

Jasper Katz
Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Northeast Region

Jennifer Mendoza
University of Washington
Mountain Region

Andrew Navratil
Georgia State University College of Law
Southeast Region

Jeremy Thomas
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Central Region

Jessica Valadez
UC Hastings College of Law
Pacific Region

Recipients will be presented with a commemorative plaque and a monetary reward of $250.

If you would like more information on how you can serve on your campus, please contact [email protected].

Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced its 2017 Regional Public Interest Award recipients. Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee honors eight law students who have demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

Chosen for their innovation and impact, each of the students selected is recognized for providing outstanding service through law clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more. The 2017 Regional Public Interest Award recipients include:

Natasha Johnson
Regent University School of Law
Mid-Atlantic Region

Stefan Kolis
University of Montana School of Law
Mountain Region

Morgan Moone
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Central Region

Lark Mulligan
DePaul University College of Law
Midwest Region

Kristin Tellis
Florida State University College of Law
Southeast Region

Lilah Thompson
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Northeast Region

Monica Valencia
University of San Francisco School of Law
Pacific Region

John VanBuskirk
UNT Dallas College of Law
Southwest Region

Recipients will be presented with a commemorative plaque and a monetary reward of $250.

If you would like more information on how you can serve on your campus, please contact [email protected].