Attention Rising 3Ls and 4Ls! 2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. If you are a rising 3L or 4L and there is an organization you are passionate about, now is your chance to partner with that organization to put together a proposal for a project and submit it to EJW. The deadline is September 17, 2014. Equal Justice Works considers a wide variety of issue areas. Preference will be given to projects that are designed to impact a large number of people, create programs that can be replicated in other communities, and create lasting institutions or programs.

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure. Salary is paid by EJW and benefits are paid by the organization. The fellowships will begin in September 2015.

Applications for the post-graduate fellowships are now available at We encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. EJW will be offering a webinar on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to help you create a successful application. They will offer another webinar on August 13 that will provide valuable fellowship tips. The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is attached for your information.

Here is the application timeline:

July 7, 2014 The 2015 application is available
Sept. 17, 2014 The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2014 Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2014
through Feb. 2015 Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2015 Class of 2015 fellows begin service

Additional questions can be addressed to Jina Scinta or Dean Hajek.

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