RURAL SUMMER LEGAL CORPS:
Equal Justice Works (EJW), in partnership with Legal Services Corporation (LSC), will support 40 law students in serving rural communities this summer as part of the 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps. Students will spend eight to ten weeks at an LSC-funded civil legal aid organization developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience in several areas of public interest law. They will earn a $5,000 stipend for completing 300 hours of service.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 14. Interested individuals can review the following resources on EJW’s website to learn more about the program and the application process:
- Listen to the recording of EJW’s “Summer of Service Overview and Application Tips” webinar.
- Download EJW’s Law Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document.
- View a “cheat sheet” of the 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps host sites, organized by location and issue area.
- Review the list of host sites and read more about their specific projects.
- Read about the experience 2021 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow, Katy Harvey, had serving at Legal Aid of Arkansas.
- Register for the “Rural Summer Legal Corps Application Tips” webinar on February 1.
DISASTER RESILIENCE PROGRAM:
The Disaster Resilience Program will mobilize 11 law students to serve alongside current postgraduate Equal Justice Works Fellows to provide civil legal aid to disaster-prone areas. Student Fellows will gain exposure to legal disaster preparedness and recovery work and will receive a $5,000 stipend for completing 300 hours of service over the summer.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 14. Click here to view the list of participating host sites and read more about EJW’s exciting 2022 projects. If you have any questions, please review EJW’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document.