Fellowships and Career Development
|Since 1992, Equal Justice Works has provided paid public interest fellowships to law school graduates to provide legal assistance to underserved populations and causes. Today, we are the nation's largest provider of public interest fellowships, awarding approximately 130-140 fellowships each year. Our Fellows work on a range of issues, including domestic violence, homelessness, community economic development, immigration, civil rights, juvenile justice, employment rights, access to health care, consumer fraud and environmental justice. Hundreds of young lawyers have been able to provide critical legal assistance to underserved communities and have gone on to become leaders in the public interest arena. As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, you will become a member of the nation's vibrant and prestigious public interest legal community.|
Equal Justice Works Fellows provide innovative solutions to challenging legal issues. Watch the inspirational stories of Lan Diep and Mindy Friedman and how they are helping vulnerable communities in Mississippi and New York City.
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...
Jun 6, 2012
2011 Equal Justice Works Fellow Munmeeth Soni receives inaugural M. Katherine B. Darmer Outstanding Community Service Award
(June 5, 2012) Newport Beach, Calif.—The Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) today announced that Union Bank, N.A., will be the Presenting...
May 10, 2012
Shaping and Inspiring Future Leaders in Public Defense: Public Defender Corps Fellows Announced
(May 1, 2012) Washington, DC – Across the country public defender offices are under-funded, under-staffed, and inundated with enormous...
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...
Mar 15, 2012
American Lawyer highlights Equal Justice Works Fellowships
The March issue of American Lawyer features a column by Aric Press, ALM Editor-in-Chief, discussing the importance of working towards equal justice...
Jan 31, 2012
Breaking News: PSLF Loan Certification Form Released!
The Department of Education has released an Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness form to assist borrowers in tracking their...
Jan 30, 2012
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Honored by Missouri Legislature
On January 31, the Missouri House of Representatives will recognize the service of AmeriCorps members, including Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal...
Dec 8, 2011
Joplin-based Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Featured
Since September, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows Zach Tusinger and Jamie Rodriguez have been working at the Legal Aid of Western...