Applications Sought for Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards

Equal Justice Works Students logoApplications are being accepted for the 2018 Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards. The Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards seek to identify and honor law students who have provided extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more.

The Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee presents the Regional Public Interest Awards annually to law students at member law schools in eight regions who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work. Recipients will be honored with a commemorative plaque and a monetary award of $250. Student organizations are welcome to submit one application if desired.

Selection is based on:

  • commitment to public interest law;
  • impact of work performed;
  • new or expanded improvements on the traditional delivery of legal services;
  • long-term interest in becoming a nonprofit, government, or public interest attorney.

Applicants are asked to write a personal statement describing their commitment to public interest law and provide the name, job title, email address, and phone number of two references who are familiar with their public service work.

Personal statements should not exceed two pages and should focus on your contributions as a law student to helping disadvantaged communities, the impact your wok has had on your community, innovative ways you have improved upon the delivery of legal services, any law school projects you started, and your long-term interest in pursuing a public interest law career. 

The deadline to apply is March 12, 2018. Send questions to

Applications can be submitted at


  • Law Students