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.


Supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides all types of civil legal assistance. Members mainly focus their service on Equal Justice Works' priority areas, which include removing barriers to employment and housing, serving the legal needs of veterans, and providing disaster relief.


AmeriCorps JD Members are students enrolled at Equal Justice Works' member law schools, who serve at a variety of organizations as detailed here. Qualifying organizations include those that host Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows or privately-funded Equal Justice Works Fellows (click here for a list of current Fellows and host organizations), those that are funded by the Legal Services Corporation, State Offices of Veterans Affairs, and Veterans Treatment Courts.

To see examples of our AmeriCorps JD Members in action, please review one of our AmeriCorps JD Success Stories.

For more information about serving as an AmeriCorps JD Member, including education award benefits, please visit I want to apply to Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD.


If you have questions about AmeriCorps JD, please send an email to


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