The Equaljusticeworks Summer Corps Program

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization of their choosing. Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, homeowners facing foreclosure, disaster victims, and those facing other legal issues.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide law students with the opportunity to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. A Summer Corps applicant must be a current student at an Equal Justice Works member law school. Summer Corps Members may serve at a variety of organizations, as detailed here. Among others, qualifying organizationsinclude those that currently host Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows or Equal Justice Works Fellows, and those that are funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

As part of the 2013 Summer Corps Program, 350 members will:

  • Gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, representation and legal research and writing;
  • Assist veterans, military families, homeowners facing foreclosure, victims of disaster and other people in need of legal assistance;
  • Complete at least 300 hours of legal service;
  • Earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award voucher that can be used to pay current educational expenses or qualified student loans (please note that this is a voucher, not a cash stipend, and will be paid directly from AmeriCorps to your lender or school);
  • 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; and
  • Become an official member of AmeriCorps, one of the largest national service networks in U.S. history.

To learn more about Summer Corps and how to apply, please explore the pages in the “More About This Program” box on the website.

If you have questions about the Summer Corps program, please send an email. Due to the high volume of applicants, they will not be accepting calls.