The 2012 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program provides law students with the opportunity to dedicate at least 300 hours of their summer to a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization. In 2012, 711 law students will be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award in the amount of $1,175 upon their successful completion of the Summer Corps program.

Applications for 2012 Summer Corps will be available Thursday, March 1, 2012.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 23, 2012.

Please visit the website to learn more about Summer Corps and the application process. There is also a webinar with more information. If you require further assistance, please contact the program via email.

NEW THIS YEAR: Please be advised, Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded national service program. Among other eligibility requirements, all applicants to Summer Corps must provide a copy of acceptable documentation to prove identity and eligibility as well as consent in writing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check. In accordance with federal law, Summer Corps applicants will be required to undergo the following criminal history checks: FBI fingerprint-based
criminal history checks; State criminal registry checks in the state of service and state of residence at time of application; and a National Sex Offender Public Registry search. Equal Justice Works will conduct and review the results of each National Service Criminal History Check after the applicant has applied to the Summer Corps program, but prior to enrolling those who are selected as Summer Corps members. Selection in the Summer Corps program is contingent upon Equal Justice Works’ review of the background check results. Having a criminal conviction is not a bar to service. Each application is reviewed on a case by case basis. The Summer Corps application will provide further details regarding the criminal background check process.