Equal Justice Works has identified sponsors who will consider top-quality projects in locations all across the country, and addressing the full range of civil legal issues faced by low-income and other vulnerable populations. It is important to note there are certain geographic and subject areas in which we expect particularly strong sponsor interest. These are listed below.
Geographic Areas: Atlanta; Boston; Bristol, CT, California (Central Valley, LA, San Diego, Sacramento, and SF Bay Area); Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Denver; Florida State; Minnesota (Twin Cities); New Jersey (especially Newark); Ohio; Orlando, FL; Texas; Virginia (Northern); Washington, DC
Issue Areas: Veterans’ Rights; Immigration; Human Trafficking (particular interest in Houston); Healthcare and Medical-Legal Partnerships; Economic Opportunity / Job Creation (Silicon Valley); Issues Affecting the Elderly, especially with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, MS, and Parkinson’s (Boston); Children’s Rights and Education; Consumer Protection; Mortgage Fraud; Community Building (particular interest in Orlando, FL and Bristol, CT); Transactional Law; Rural Populations
In addition, there almost certainly will be funding available for fellowships hosted at the organizations listed below.
D.C. Access to Justice Foundation organizations (Raise the Bar) – Washington, DC
Florida Bar Foundation general support grantees – Florida
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) – Nationwide
National Women’s Law Center (employment discrimination projects) – Washington, DC
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation grantees – Ohio
Texas Access to Justice Foundation grantees – Texas
Please refer to the Equal Justice Works website throughout the summer for up-to-date information about Sponsor Preferences.
General Information about 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships
Information about the application process may be found in our application guide. All applications will be judged according to the impact of the proposed project and quality of the host organization and the individual candidate, taking into consideration other factors such as adequacy of supervisor, innovation of the project, groundwork laid, and sustainability of the project. Interviews will be conducted nationwide throughout the fall and winter, and offers will be extended on a rolling basis. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Webinar: 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships Application Tips
We are hosting our final webinar to offer tips on submitting a successful application next Wednesday, August 13 at 2 p.m. EDT. We encourage anyone who is considering applying, and the law school professionals assist applicants, to attend.
Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship
We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career, as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.
Click here to register for this webinar.