Law Students! Apply for an Equal Justice Works Student Fellowship

Jan 14, 2021 • Views -

Sponsored by Equal Justice Works

Explore your public interest passions through an Equal Justice Works law student program and receive $5,000 for your service. Through these programs, law students have a valuable opportunity to support communities in need while gaining real-world experience and expanding their network within the legal field.

Equal Justice Works is currently accepting applications for the following summer programs: 

Rural Summer Legal Corps:  A partnership between Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation (LSC)—supports law students in serving rural communities. Student Fellows take on challenging projects through LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations, addressing myriad legal issues such as affordable housing, farmworkers’ rights, and family law matters. Applications for this program are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 8, 2021. 

Disaster Resilience Program mobilizes law students to work alongside Equal Justice Works Fellows as they provide free civil legal aid to disaster-prone areas in Texas and Florida. Student Fellows play a critical role in improving disaster preparedness and recovery for communities hard hit by the pandemic and prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. Applications for this program are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 16, 2021.

TERM & AWARD

  • Both programs operate from May August 2021
  • Accepted participants must complete 300 hours of service to receive a $5,000 stipend

ELIGIBILITY

  • Complete their first or second year of law school by the start of their summer placement
  • For some host sites, possess a valid driver’s license and access to adequate transportation during summer placement
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident (e.g., green card) (only a requirement for Rural Summer Legal Corps applicants)

BENEFITS 

  • Provide direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing 
  • Engage in community outreach, education, and advocacy efforts 
  • Build capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions 

DEADLINES

  • Rural Summer Legal Corps: February 8, 2021 
  • Disaster Resilience Program: February 16, 2021

Apply Now

QUESTIONS? 

Program details, full eligibility requirements, and the online application can be found here. If you have any questions about these programs please reach out to lsea@equaljusticeworks.org.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Equal Justice Works is the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. We bring together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice. Following their Fellowships, more than 85% of our Fellows remain in public service positions, continuing to pursue equal justice for underserved communities across the country. Visit www.equaljusticeworks.org for more information.


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