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Practitioner Spotlight: National Consumers League

November 2, 2010 This is a guest post from Tim McNutt, a California Western School of Law graduate. Tim is also Co-chair of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. Attending this year’s Equal Justice Works Conference allowed me to participate in a practitioner’s spotlight. These sessions were less formal than standard panel discussions. The spotlights gave conference attendees the opportunity to meet and speak with individuals already involved in public interest work in an intimate setting. Read More

The Future of Public Interest Law in the Legal Academy

October 28, 2010 This is a guest post from Lauren Tetenbaum, MSW, a 3L at the Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Lauren is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. What is the future of public interest in the legal academy? Read More

Pro Bono Week 2010

October 25, 2010 Last year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, along with several national public interest and nonprofit organizations, celebrated the first annual Pro Bono Week.  Pro Bono week was conceived to help meet the growing needs of the country's most vulnerable citizens by encouraging and supporting efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services.  The ABA launched this important initiative because of the increasing need for pro bono services during these harsh economic times. Read More

Public Interest Job Search Strategies

October 18, 2010 This is a guest post from Celeste Davis,  a 2L at Boston University School of Law. Celeste is also a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. Ahh, the ever-elusive job search.  It’s essentially the end product of a legal education.  While some would like to hide in a classroom and avoid employment altogether, reality eventually sets in for most of us.  Whether it’s finding something permanent or just for the summer, it’s hard to even know where to begin the process. Read More

Life of a Fellow: Why Equal Justice Works?

October 5, 2010

This is a guest post in our Life of a Fellow series from Zoe Paolantonio an Equal Justice Works Fellow.

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Life of a Fellow: What New Fellows Can Expect Their First Year

September 30, 2010

This is a guest post in our Life of a Fellow series from 2009 Equal Justice Works Fellow, Shana Platz.

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What About the American Dream?

September 28, 2010 Ted Brassfield, a recent law graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, got the opportunity of a lifetime. At a town hall meeting held in Washington, D.C. Read More

In a Tough Hiring Market Network Smarter, Not Harder

September 27, 2010 This is a guest post from Charlene Gomes, Senior Program Manager for Law School Advocacy and Outreach at Equal Justice Works. While the legal hiring market remains a shadow of its former self, it is not dead.  So why are many law students acting as if it is?  Reports from both public sector employers and career services professionals are coming up with the same baffled question – where are the applicants?  Why aren’t students attending networking events? Read More

Life of a Fellow: The Second Year

September 20, 2010 This is a guest post, a part of the Life of a Fellow series, from Ted De Barbieri. Read More

Voices of Change

September 17, 2010 This past week the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps has been participating in the 7th Annual Voices for National Service Capitol Hill Day, meeting with congressional staff to share the mission of Equal Justice Works. This is an excerpt of a blog post written by AnnMaura Connolly, President of Voices for National Service. Read More
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