Connecting Law School and Equal Justice

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Equal Justice Works collaborates with law schools to create compelling public interest programs on campuses across the country.

We want all students to benefit from a public interest experience and make a connection between law school and equal justice that becomes a lifelong commitment to justice.

We are a leader in advocating for programs that reduce the educational debt barrier for lawyers committed to public service careers, and provide expertise and resources on loan repayment and debt relief programs to both students and law school advisers.

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Student Debt Relief

High student debt burdens prevent many from considering public service careers. Equal Justice Works offers user-friendly information and resources on student debt relief programs.

AmeriCorps JD

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides law students with the opportunity to deliver critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country.

If you have already secured a position with a legal host organization for this summer, please apply at the bottom of this page. If you are seeking an organization to work with this summer, see a list of potential AmeriCorps JD host sites on the right.

2017 Conference and Career Fair - October 27 & 28

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 165 public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time jobs and meet with students in informal “table talk” discussions of public interest legal opportunities. Over 1,200 students from nearly 150 law schools attend for interviews, workshops on public interest careers, networking, resume review, mock interviews, and more.

Equal Justice Works Law School Membership

Law school members have access to valuable public interest resources and programs.  By joining or renewing, your school will be part of a community of 190 law schools from across the country.

If you work at a member school and want to keep up to date with information on our programming, sign up for our biweekly newsletter geared to law school professionals, here.


Feb 3, 2014
ABA Standing Committee Supports Equal Justice Works' Recommendation for Law School Pro Bono Aspirational Guideline
Hundreds of law students and graduates from across the country petitioned ABA to establish 50 hour aspirational goalWashington, DC—February 3, 2014—...
Dec 4, 2013
Largest Deployment of Law Students to Serve Veterans, Victims of Natural Disasters and other Vulnerable Population
AmeriCorps JD program funds future lawyers with hands-on public interest experienceWashington, DC—December 4, 2013— Equal Justice Works and...
Oct 16, 2013
Lawyers Deploy to Serve Nation’s Veterans
Seven Military Veterans Among the Corps of 36Washington, D.C. – Equal Justice Works today announced its selection of 36 lawyers for the Veterans...
Oct 2, 2013
Legal Fellows Focus on Urgent Issues Facing Ohioans
Columbus, OH—October 2, 2013—The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (“the Foundation”) today announced the 2013 Class of Equal Justice Works Fellows....
Jun 26, 2013
Veterans Legal Corps to be Largest Deployment of Lawyers Serving Veterans
Equal Justice Works will place 36 Lawyers and 200 Law Students across the United States, supported by AmeriCorps  Washington, D.C. – Equal...
May 14, 2013
57 New Equal Justice Works Fellows Selected to Protect Rights of Our Nation's Most Vulnerable
Washington, D.C.– Equal Justice Works®, the nation’s premier nonprofit placing law students and new attorneys in public interest law opportunities,...
May 9, 2013
New York LGBTQ Communities Receive Unprecedented Legal Support
Through Grant from The Paul Rapoport Foundation, Equal Justice Works Fellows to Provide Assistance for Communities’ Most Pressing Legal Needs (...
Apr 17, 2013
David Stern Selected by National Law Journal as One of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America”
In its March 25, 2013 issue, The National Law Journal (NLJ) selected David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works, as one of 100 lawyers in...
Sep 19, 2012
Specifics of New York State Bar Pro Bono Requirement Announced
 New York Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman today announced more details of the new 50-hour pro bono requirement for acceptance into the New York...
Mar 21, 2012
Student Loan Ranger: Learn What the Student Loan Forgiveness Act Could Mean for You
On March 8, Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) introduced H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012. Normally we don't go into the...

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