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EJW Summer Legal Programs

Looking to make an impact this summer? If you’re a first or second-year law school student, apply to one of these Equal Justice Works law student programs: Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) and Immigration Summer Legal Corps (ISLC).

  • Rural Summer Legal Corps—in collaboration with Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Equal Justice Works—connects law students with LSC-funded legal aid organizations to serve rural communities across the country. Applications for this program are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 10, 2020.
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps—provides law students with an opportunity to expand culturally competent legal services for low-income immigrant communities. Applications for this program are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 18, 2020.

“I received an experience like no other—the opportunity to represent clients and be inserted in the community to a full extent was incomparable,” said Devin Sorkin, a 2019 Student Fellow in the Rural Summer Legal Corps. 

Law students spend eight-to-ten weeks exploring their public interest passions through valuable hands-on legal experience—all while working toward a $5,000 stipend! Participants take on a wide range of responsibilities, including providing direct client services, participating in court appearances, engaging in community outreach and education, and building capacity at the organization where they are hosted.

You’re in law school for a reason—this summer, put your legal education to work serving a community in need. Visit the Equal Justice Works website to learn more about these programs and their eligibility requirements.

About Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works is the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. We bring together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice. Following their Fellowships, more than 85% of our Fellows remain in public service positions, continuing to pursue equal justice for underserved communities across the country. Visit www.equaljusticeworks.or… for more information.

Brooke Meckler Brooke Meckler is the director of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works, where she works to communicate the full range of public interest opportunities offered by the organization to law students and law schools, and to expand the organization’s law student and law school membership through engagement initiatives and relationship building. She also manages the Rural Summer Legal Corps program and the National Advisory Committee.