Equal Justice Works is taking applications for summer programs

Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, is currently accepting applications for two of its law student programs. 

 - Rural Summer Legal Corps — a partnership between Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation (LSC) — connects law students with LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural and isolated communities.

Applications for this program are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 10, 2020.

 - Immigration Summer Legal Corps supports law students who want to expand legal services and resources for low-income immigrants in need of assistance. Applications for this program are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 18, 2020.

Student sellows spend eight-to-ten weeks during the summer hosted at legal services organizations gaining hands-on experience by providing direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, engaging in community outreach and education  and building capacity at the organization where they are hosted.

Participants receive a $5,000 stipend for their service.

“The Rural Summer Legal Corps allowed me to return to my community and provide vital legal services after Hurricane Harvey,” said Ana Laurel, an Equal Justice Works Fellow who previously served in the Rural Summer Legal Corps. “[It also] offered me a preview of what it feels like to be a public interest attorney.”

To find out more about how you can spend your summer supporting a community or cause you’re passionate about, along with specific program information and eligibility requirements visit the Equal Justice Works website or email students@equaljusticeworks.org.