Equal Justice Works – 2016-17 Student Representative Program, open until filled

Position: Student Representative
Open to: 1Ls (second-semester only), 2Ls, and 3Ls
Application Process: Apply online here
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Visit the Equal Justice Works website for more information

Equal Justice Works Student Representatives are 1L (second-semester only), 2L, and 3L law students attending Equal Justice Works member law schools. They are passionate about public interest law, and want to help other law students on their campus learn more about the practice. Learn more about eligibility here.

They are leaders in the JDs for Justice Network and use grassroots organizing methods to help spread the word about Equal Justice Works’ programs and resources. They represent Equal Justice Works at their law schools, brainstorm with our team on new ideas, give feedback, and get lots of surprise perks along the way.

For the 2016-17 school year, Equal Justice Works will select up to 16 Student Representatives nationwide. We are looking for two Student Representatives to serve in each of our eight regions. All representatives will be governed by their local National Advisory Committee regional ambassador.


All applicants must:

  • attend an Equal Justice Works member law school
  • be a 1L in their second-semester; a 2L, or a 3L (no transfer students)
  • show a demonstrated commitment to public interest law


  • Recruit law students to join the Equal Justice Works’ JDs for Justice Network
  • Serve at least one year as an Equal Justice Works Student Representative
  • Share Equal Justice Works programs, opportunities, and resources
  • Attend law school campus events promoting public interest law
  • Provide Equal Justice Works with current contact information for any public interest law related organizations on your law school campus
  • Be available to disseminate information from Equal Justice Works to students and faculty at your law school
  • Communicate student interests, concerns, and needs to Equal Justice Works
  • Participate in social media campaigns and outreach


  • Recognition on the Equal Justice Works website
  • Public interest law student leadership experience
  • Letter of recommendation from Equal Justice Works for high-achieving Student Representatives that participate in our other law student programs
  • Networking with Equal Justice Works leadership and Fellows
  • Access to individual and group support for special projects, including social media promotion on the JDs for Justice Network Twitter account
  • Access to exclusive trainings and networking receptions
  • Develop and strengthen leadership skills
  • Assist fellow public interest law students in having their voices heard on campus
  • Connect with Equal Justice Works and have a greater understanding of our public interest law fellowships and other equal justice career tracks

Application Process

  • Submit the application form.
  • Equal Justice Works and a National Advisory Committee regional ambassador will review all applications and select the Equal Justice Works Student Representatives for each region.
  • Equal Justice Works will have a screening call with new Student Representatives to ensure the law student will be a good advocate for Equal Justice Works.
  • The selected applicant will be notified by Equal Justice Works and must get 4 law students to join the JDs for Justice Network to officially begin tenure as a Student Representative.

Follow-Up Process

Regional NAC members will act as liaisons between Equal Justice Works and Student Representatives.

Regional NAC members will:

  • track the Student Representatives’ progress and ensure that all Student Representative responsibilities are being met
  • check in with Student Representatives twice a semester
  • answer questions about Equal Justice Works programs and resources
  • help lead mandatory Student Representative webinar trainings

Equal Justice Works will:

  • host nationwide Google Hangout meetings with all Student Representatives twice a semester
  • host regular webinar trainings on Equal Justice Works programs and resources

All student Representative activities will be governed by the Student Representative Guidelines with the assistance of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee.