The Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee (NAC) provides leadership, advice and outreach assistance to advance Equal Justice Works’ mission of mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys. The NAC convenes a diverse group of law students and law school professionals to act as Equal Justice Works ambassadors within the law school and legal services communities and assist with the implementation of initiatives.
The NAC is comprised of eight law students and eight law school professionals. All 16 members serve staggered two-year terms. Equal Justice Works seeks six law school professionals committed to public interest and social justice issues to serve two-year terms (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019).
The NAC meets in person one time per year and participates in several conference calls throughout the year. The 2017 NAC Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 28. All applicants must be available to attend this in-person meeting of the Committee. Reasonable travel and lodging costs for the NAC meeting are reimbursed by Equal Justice Works.
Because we stagger our member terms, Equal Justice Works is only looking for applicants from schools in the following states:
Alabama Kansas Ohio
Arizona Kentucky Oklahoma
Arkansas Louisiana Oregon
California Michigan South Carolina
Colorado Minnesota South Dakota
Florida Mississippi Tennessee
Georgia Missouri Texas
Hawaii Montana Utah
Idaho Nebraska Washington
Illinois North Carolina West Virginia
Indiana North Dakota Wisconsin
Iowa New Mexico Wyoming
Interested candidates from schools outside the listed states above should look to apply Spring 2018.
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Describe your current involvement with others within the law school and legal community on public interest issues, giving specific attention to leadership experience. If applicable, include any organizations and affiliations of which you are an active member and any positions held. Please limit your response to 500 words.*
As a member of the NAC, we ask that you help spread information and engage students and other law school professionals in your region in our programming. Citing examples, describe what qualities and skills you bring to the National Advisory Committee, including any successful collaborative projects in which you have been involved, especially those that involved work outside of your campus. Please limit your response to 500 words or less.*
Equal Justice Works is increasing our outreach to law students and working to help them connect with each other in a national network. In addition to information about our programs and opportunities, what do you think we should include in the content of our outreach? What do students want to know in relation to public interest law on their campuses and public interest legal careers? What can we do or what can we provide to develop, strengthen or support public interest and pro bono programming on law school campuses? Think outside the box! Please limit your response to 500 words.*