Equal Justice Works Fellowship


Entries for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship are now being accepted and Fellows are expected to be currently attending law school and have strong commitment to public interest law. Equal Justice Works will provide up to $50,000 to the host organisation toward that salary level. The closing date of application is September 27, 2017.

Scholarship Description
Equal Justice Works Fellowship is highly competitive and it is sponsored by Equal Justice Works organisation. Equal Justice Works Fellowships provide the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. All Equal Justice Works Fellowships require a two-year commitment from the Fellow, the host organisation and the sponsor(s) to complete the Fellowship term.

Award Value

  • Equal Justice Works will provide each host organization with up to $50,000 annually toward a Fellow’s salary. Salary must be agreed upon prior to submitting an application.
  • As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, you will become a member of the nation’s vibrant and prestigious public interest legal community.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in law subjects.

Place of Study: Not specified.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • You must be a third-year law student, a recent law school graduate, or an experienced private sector attorney who demonstrates a commitment to public interest law. Your law school must be an Equal Justice Works member law school.
  • You must identify a qualifying nonprofit host organization that will provide you with a full-time position upon receiving a Fellowship. Candidates and organizations can partner in any number of ways
  • Host organization must be willing to be your employer during the term of the two-year Fellowship as well as provide you with supervision, a workspace, employee health and fringe benefits, and the materials (computer, internet access, phone, etc.) that you will need to successfully complete your project.
  • Together with your host organization, you must design a new project, which focuses on legal advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised individuals, groups or issues not adequately represented in our legal system.

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction

Application should be made online through the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
September 27, 2017.

Website and Application Link

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