Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Application Deadline Extended

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program provides law students with money ($1,100; that's in addition to whatever work-study or Public Interest Law Fellowship funds you might receive) to use for their legal education and the opportunity to dedicate their summer to a legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas.

Summer Corps members:

- Gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, representation, and legal research and writing.

- Earn a $1,132 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of 300 hours of service that can be used to pay current educational expenses or qualified student loans.

- Have access to Equal Justice Works’ network of alumni, experience and expertise as the nation’s largest provider of public interest opportunities for law students and attorneys.

- Become an official member of AmeriCorps, one of the largest national service networks in U.S. history.

The deadline for submitting the 2011 Summer Corps application has been extended to 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 10, 2011. All other requirements for the application will remain the same.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status by no later than May 2, 2011. Go here to apply.

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