Blog Archives for March 2013

Fellow Friday: Equal Justice Works Alumna Haley Schwartz

March 29, 2013

When Haley Schwartz was a young girl, her mother’s best friend, Carolyn, was diagnosed with breast cancer. While Carolyn struggled with the disease, Haley’s mother was one of her main caretakers. Carolyn’s daughter Meredith would often sleep over at Haley’s house to escape the sadness that pervaded her own. Although she was quite young at the time, Haley says she was “keenly aware of the struggles that Carolyn faced beyond her clinical treatment to navigate through the layers of emotional, personal, legal, and other issues that accompany a diagnosis of any life-threatening illness. When Carolyn lost her courageous battle at the young age of 47, Meredith came to live with us. Carolyn and Meredith inspired me to start the Breast Cancer Legal Project.”

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Examine Financial Picture as Law School Applications Decline

March 28, 2013

In August, the Student Loan Ranger reviewed Brian Tamanaha's book "Failing Law Schools," focusing on his explanations for rising law school tuition and the implications for prospective students. A professor of law at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Tamanaha is well aware that rising tuition and declining job prospects have hit home for prospective law students, who are shying away from law school

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Fellow Friday: 2011 Equal Justice Works Fellow Nicholas Webber

March 22, 2013

With the cost of living in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in California running 35-50% above the national average, and with 11-12% of the population living below the Federal Poverty limit, low-wa

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Explore the Role of Underemployment in the Student Debt Crisis

March 21, 2013

There's been a lot of press recently about the un- and underemployment of college graduates, but the phenomenon is not limited to undergraduates. 

Graduates of law schools are arguably in an even more perilous situation, and their plight could be the proverbial canary in a coal mine of a student debt crisis to come.

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AmeriCorps Week: Marcy Wehling Served Victims of Hurricane Sandy

March 16, 2013

To celebrate AmeriCorps Week (March 9-17), we are re-posting some of our blogs about a few of the 500+ AmeriCorps Legal Fellows who have served since our program began in 1993. Please join us in honoring the great work of these Fellows, and in thanking AmeriCorps for making their work possible. 

 

 

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AmeriCorps Week: Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellows and Veterans Projects

March 15, 2013

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To celebrate AmeriCorps Week (March 9-17), we are re-posting some of our blogs about a few of the 500+ AmeriCorps Legal Fellows who have served since our program began in 1993. Please join us in honoring the great work of these Fellows, and in thanking AmeriCorps for making their work possible. 

 

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Explore the Sequester’s Effects on Higher Education Funding

March 14, 2013

One question we're getting a lot at the Student Loan Ranger is how the sequester will affect student borrowers. Nobody knows for sure, but there are certain to be short-term consequences that will disproportionately hurt low-income students and there are likely to be long-term ones as well.

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AmeriCorps Week: Champion of Change Lan Diep

March 14, 2013

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To celebrate AmeriCorps Week (March 9-17), we are re-posting some of our blogs about a few of the 500+ AmeriCorps Legal Fellows who have served since our program began in 1993. Please join us in honoring the great work of these Fellows, and in thanking AmeriCorps for making their work possible. 

 
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AmeriCorps Week: A Medical-Legal Partnership Takes Root in Arkansas

March 13, 2013

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To celebrate AmeriCorps Week (March 9-17), we are re-posting some of our blogs about a few of the 500+ AmeriCorps Legal Fellows who have served since our program began in 1993. Please join us in honoring the great work of these Fellows, and in thanking AmeriCorps for making their work possible. 

 

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AmeriCorps Week: Bringing Legal Aid to Native American Veterans in Rural California

March 12, 2013

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To celebrate AmeriCorps Week (March 9-17), we are re-posting some of our blogs about a few of the 500+ AmeriCorps Legal Fellows who have served since our program began in 1993. Please join us in honoring the great work of these Fellows, and in thanking AmeriCorps for making their work possible. 

 

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